Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thorsday Book Review

by Rex Stout
copyright 1938

Nero Wolfe had Archie driving him to the North Atlantic Exposition in upstate New York to display his orchids when a tire blew out and the car careened off the road, into a tree.  Looking for help, Archie climbed over a fence and into what turned out to be a bull pen. Cornered, Archie was rescued by the niece of the bull's owner, who offered Archie and Nero Wolfe a place to stay overnight while their car was being towed in for repair.

  The bull in question, Caesar, was a champion stud, but scheduled to be the centerpiece at a barbecue the next weekend.  This was causing great consternation amongst members of the National Guernsey League.  That very night, a neighbor's son was murdered in Caesar's pen, and Nero Wolfe was commissioned to solve the crime.  This was a typical, fun Nero Wolfe adventure, albeit a rare one in which Wolfe has left the confines of his home and doesn't have his private chef, Fritz, cooking for him.  Still, there's plenty of food involved in the book, including the church ladies' chicken and dumplings for a dime a plate.

If you can get your hands on any of Rex Stout's books, I'd strongly recommend it.  Meanwhile, Happy Thorsday, everyone! (In memory of Thor's birthday, which would have been last weekend.)


Faith Shen said...

I learn a lot from you, and I'm glad that you have a great day with your family :D

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SissySees said...

Happy anniversary of Thor's birthday.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thanks for the review, soundsgood
Benny & Lily

altadenahiker said...

Thor, you're still with us. And I promise to get one of these books -- this month.

Blond Duck said...

Poor Thor. I miss him.

lostpastremembered said...

My 1st Saint's birthday was APril fools day, even after 6 years, I still think of him on that day. Happy Birthday and memories for our lost loves. Gone but never forgotten... slobbers and all.

As for Nero, did you ever see the Timothy Hutton version???

Sue said...

Sounds like a fun read. I need something light and fun after the one I'm reading now.

Pam said...

It sounds like a great book. Happy Mother's Day Marjie - I hope you get spoiled!

Mango said...

Happy Thorsday! Thinking of him celebrating his birthday over the Rainbow Bridge.

Hope your tooth gets better soon. A liquid diet is no fun.

Mango Momma

Blond Duck said...

I hope you had a good Mother's Day!