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Aline Solini--a beautiful Russian adventuress who has abandoned her Russian husband and is now in search of greater conquests in Europe--arrives in Marisi, in the decadent days on the eve of World War I. She has been rescued by Richard Stetton, the wealthy playboy son of an American millionaire, who is on a trip to Europe to discover himself. Instead, the somewhat dim-witt ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Borgo Press (first published March 1994)
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Allan
Nov 25, 2009 Allan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 22, 2016 Violet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I like anything by Rex Stout. This one is really strange, tho ... or maybe just different from the ordinary detective story. Anyway, in old Europe (1914) the main character, Aline, is a lady with a plan to marry a prince and she will do anything, including poisoning several men along the way, to that end. The other main character, Richard, is so smitten with her (and dumb) that he gives her a lot of money to set herself up in society to pursue the prince. The ending is strange also; altho, since ...more
James
Jul 07, 2016 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although Rex Stout was one of the great writers of the 20th century, this is one of his earlier efforts. Unlike his Nero Wolfe efforts, this moves very slowly, and for me it was disappointing. Yes, the writing is brilliant, and the vocabulary is first rate, but as historical fiction it simply plods forward.
Paul Kaperick
Feb 11, 2013 Paul Kaperick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first non-Nero Wolfe Rex Stout book and it was as good as the Nero Wolfe books. This is a great story of intrigue anyone would enjoy.
Bob Rust
Jun 19, 2016 Bob Rust rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"A Prize for Princes" (1914) describes the very Near Future assassination of a Balkan princeling by an anarchist.
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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).

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