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by Rex Stout

eBook If death ever slept download ISBN: 0006156908
Author: Rex Stout
Publisher: bantam books; 4th printing edition (1975)
Language: English
Pages: 192
ePub: 1348 kb
Fb2: 1558 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

There are criticisms to be made. Stout was often formulaic, repeating exactly from book to book descriptions of Wolfe’s weight, for instance.

In Nero Wolfe he creates a Holmesian genius, European born, who solves crimes through the application of superior intellect, in the ratiocinative tradition. There are criticisms to be made. The nonrecurring characters are less memorable than the regulars and seem somewhat interchangeable among the stories. And the regular characters never change.

If Death Ever Slept is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1957 and collected in the omnibus volume Three Trumps (Viking 1973). Millionaire Otis Jarrell retains Nero Wolfe to get a snake out of his house – the snake being his daughter-in-law, whom he believes is ruining his business deals by leaking information to his competitors.

Rex Stout's 1957 novel "If Death Ever Slept (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 29)" involves a case that Nero Wolfe would normally never take. The only reason he does is a contagion of stubbornness at the old brownstone. The writing, as almost always, is excellent, the characterizations great, and the story line interesting.

If Death Ever Slept is a Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1957 and . Rex Todhunter Stout was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. His best-known characters are the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin, who were featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975. Viking Press is an American publishing company now owned by Penguin Random House.

And for one member of that charmed circle-a two-time killer sleeping the fitful sleep of the guilty-it could prove a deadly awakening. Introduction by Robert B. Parker "It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained-and puzzled-millions of mystery fans around the world.

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Comments: (7)
Akirg
A classic Wolfe and Archie setup with a wealthy, belligerent client who already thinks he knows the culprit behind recent leaks of information from his company. We have all the usual characters, including Orrie, Saul and Fred and the ever-annoyed inspector Cramer. The sparring between Cramer and Wolfe is as enjoyable as ever. This is a great series and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery. Sherlock and Watson with a heap of humor.
Kazigrel
Rex Stout's 1957 novel "If Death Ever Slept (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 29)" involves a case that Nero Wolfe would normally never take. The only reason he does is a contagion of stubbornness at the old brownstone. The writing, as almost always, is excellent, the characterizations great, and the story line interesting. It really has only one slight shortcoming: the discovery and revelation of the villain is a bit abrupt and anti-climatic. Still, I'm very happy with the book and am rating it at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.
Dagdarad
If you like Wolfe and Archie this will be a lot of fun for you. For me Archie is one of the funniest people every created. A pure joy.Wolfe is reliable and a genius, funny in a sour and final way. If you understand wolfe you come to understand that by creating an atmosphere that suits you and keeps you calm, you allow your brain to be at its best. Wolfe can not work in just any atmosphere. He needs to be comfortable. Imagine if we translated that idea to the place where you worked. Imagine a stress free environment. What would that be like for you? I would recommend this author to anyone who likes mysteries.
one life
As the custom of pasted stories, not alot details to wrap one's mind around. Artchie has a way to get one's thinking of an illogical end. Good read. Ending not so.
Balhala
It's Nero Wolfe. It doesn't get much better than that. Classic Archie and Nero mystery. If you haven't met them yet, get started!
salivan
Archie is, as usual, the voice for these novels. At the time they were written, clean was the way to go, unless you were Mike Hammer. Wolfe, as always, astounds us with his brilliance - and his grouchiness. An enjoyable way to spend a few hours.
Samugor
This is not my favorite Nero Wolfe novel; its recitation of the suspects' movement timelines strikes me as a bit tedious, and it it one of those that seem to have more descriptions of waiting for something to happen than of things actually happening. But it still has all the elements that make the Nero Wolfe series a pleasure to read: well-defined characters, interplay between Wolfe and Archie Goodwin and rest of the usuals, as well as Archie's wit and wisecracks.
Another fun Nero Wolfe book. The pacing was good, and the characters, as usual were well drawn. The plot was fairly simple, but the determination of the villain was mired in a bit of minutiae. A portion of the book was eaten by a timeline description, and unless you want to solve the mystery yourself, you could probably give that a skip.