Archie Goodwin is part of a house party at Lily Rowan's vacation home in Montana when a murder brings Nero Wolfe from New York to take a hand to get Archie back to New York as quickly as possible. Imagine Nero Wolfe in Montana, talking about a case while he and Archie sit on rocks and Wolfe is sitting bare foot outside near a stream. Death of a Dude succeeds in taking our characters entirely out of their normal environment and Stout does a fantastic job of creating this amazing cast of characters and setting for Archie and Wolfe to inhabit. [nerowolfe.org]
Readers are welcome to attend all or some of the Nero Wolfe book discussions. Join Nero Wolfe enthusiast, Dr. Marilyn Schaffer, professor emerita at the University of Hartford to discuss this next Rex Stout mystery.
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