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Title:
Too many cooks
Author:
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.
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Publication Information:
Aburn, Ca : AudioPartners, [2000]

â„—2000
Physical Description:
7 audio discs (8 hrs. 22 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
"A Nero Wolfe mystery"--Container.

Unabridged.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781572703926

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Summary

Originally published in 1938, this book follows the gourmand Nero Wolfe to a meeting of the greatest chefs in the world, where he is to be the honored dinner guest. This is a rare vacation for the corpulent sleuth - until a four-star killer serves up a side dish of murder. In order to solve the crime, Wolfe and Goodwin must deal with inept local law enforcement, recalcitrant witnesses, and Wolfe's fervent desire to get back to his orchids and his specially constructed brown leather chair.


Summary

Detective genius Nero Wolfe and his assistant, Archie Goodwin, are private investigators based in New York. With Wolfe's unmatchable wits and Archie's tireless legwork, no mystery is unsolvable. Although normally a bit of a shut-in, Wolfe takes a vacation when he is to be the guest of honor at a meeting of the world's best gourmet chefs. However, when someone is murdered at the summit, Wolfe must scramble to find the culprit.


Author Notes

Author Rex Stout was born on December 1, 1886. A child prodigy with a gift for mathematics, Stout drifted as he became an adult, holding odd jobs in many places---cook, cabinetmaker, bellhop, hotel manager, salesman, bookkeeper, and even a guide in a pueblo. But his true talent lay in storytelling; he sold his first story, about William Howard Taft, in 1912. His most famous creation is Nero Wolfe, a 286-pound detective genius who, with sidekick Archie Goodwin, can often solve a case without leaving his room. It is the way in which the puzzle is solved that intrigues Nero Wolfe, who is much like Sherlock Holmes in his ability to use deductive reasoning. More than 60 million copies (in 24 languages) of Stout's books have been sold. Stout writes quickly, drawing upon a lifetime of impressions. He neither uses an outline nor revises; he lets his characters take over as the story develops. The classy, erudite Nero Wolfe presents for readers an alternative to the hard-boiled branch of the genre. He died on October 27, 1975

(Bowker Author Biography)