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A collection of early stories from the man who created Nero WolfeBill Farden is an experienced burglar. He gains entry to the house without effort, and his ears tell him the inhabitants are asleep. He pockets the silver and moves to the kitchen, to fill his stomach with strawberry shortcake. When the cook tiptoes downstairs, Bill disables her with chloroform. Upstairs, he...more
ebook, 190 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Open Road Integrated Media (first published 2000)
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Otto Penzler
This is a thrilling collection of some of Rex Stout’s earliest writings. Here, Stout features Bill Farden, a criminal used to breaking into homes, stealing, and tying people up. However, one particular night does not go according to his plan, and he finds himself staring down the barrel of a revolver held by a nine-year-old little girl. He never thought - between himself and a child – that he would be the one in danger.
This was an interesting series of short stories that were quite unlike the nero wolfe series. A pertty good light read.
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Rex Todhunter Stout (December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American crime writer, best known as the creator of the larger-than-life fictional detective Nero Wolfe, described by reviewer Will Cuppy as "that Falstaff of detectives." Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin recorded the cases of the detective genius from 1934 (Fer-de-Lance) to 1975 (A Family Affair).

The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated...more
More about Rex Stout...
Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe, #1) Too Many Cooks (Nero Wolfe, #5) Some Buried Caesar (Nero Wolfe, #6) The League of Frightened Men (Nero Wolfe, #2) Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe, #9)

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