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The brownstone house of Nero Wolfe

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Hardcover, 178 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Little, Brown
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Nan Silvernail
Jul 27, 2012 Nan Silvernail rated it liked it
I had a hard time getting through this one.
Mr. Darby is a knowledgeable man and a fellow fan of Nero Wolfe, but I have a few gripes.

1) He's taking a big liberty by marrying off Archie Goodwin and Lily Rowan. Maybe it was going to happen, but having them making mushy sugar all over the place while Archie supposedly tells us how the Brownstone really was and where it supposedly really was is... well... off-putting for me. Maybe they are in their dotage at this time.

2) If you are going to assert
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Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
A bit of fun for hardline fans of Nero and Archie.

Ken Darby could have run around from case to case pointing a finger and saying, "See! Stout made a mistake--here he says this, and there he contradicts himself!" as many have done with regard to Christie's novels and stories. He decided to have a little more fun than that. Published in 1983, the book purports to be written by Archie Goodwin from his retirement on Lily Rowan's ranch in Montana. Wolfe is now retired, living in Egypt, so the tale ca
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Ellen
Jan 10, 2013 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Researched with referrals, January 10, 2013
By Ellen Rappaport (Florida)
This review is from: The brownstone house of Nero Wolfe (Hardcover)
Ken Darby went far beyond anything I was expecting. This book, written by Archie, and told to Ken Darby, is committed to enhancing the reading for all ardent fans of Nero wolfe.
There are explanations for Nero's correct address on page 9 with corresponding books and page #'s for that particular address given. This in itself has opoened my eyes to an issue I
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Timothy VanderWall
Mar 23, 2015 Timothy VanderWall rated it really liked it
Shelves: miscellany
In this book, Archie Goodwin takes us through the old brownstone on West 35th. (Or was it really East 35th?) He shows us in detail through each floor, describing all of the things that might be important to a Nero Wolfe fan and explaining many of the (supposed) contradictions in the stories throughout the years. He also spends a chapter on the "family" and one on the big man himself.
I am not generally a reader of non-fiction, especially non-fiction about fiction. However The Brownstone House of
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Melissa Schmidty -Schmidt
Aug 02, 2012 Melissa Schmidty -Schmidt rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Thoroughly researched and meticulous, but whimsical and so much fun. Well repays for the effort likely required to track down a copy!
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