This story was just pure fun for me. I don't know if this counts as a novella or novel. It's certainly shorter, and perhaps a little less involved thaThis story was just pure fun for me. I don't know if this counts as a novella or novel. It's certainly shorter, and perhaps a little less involved than, say, "Some Buried Caesar." It was and enjoyable, quick read, and once again I missed on the perp.
Archie is visiting his special lady friend and long-time dancing partner, Lily Rowan, and the wealthy heiress' Montana Cabin. A visitor to the neighboring dude ranch is murdered, presumably because he raped a young woman and impregnated her. Meanwhile, the deputy sheriff was in love with the woman, and she with him, but had not yet married.
Archie has been on the case at Lily's request for days and was getting nowhere, partly because he was an outsider without any official postition, and maybe partly because he didn't have enough gravitas. Enter Nero Wolfe, who arrives somewhat unexpectedly to assist in Archie's investigation. Yes, another rare story where the large, eccentric detective actually leaves his brownstone to solve a case.
Rogue Island is a quick read with an interesting and unique plot and a fast pace. Liam Mulligan is a reporter for the Providence newspaper. Serial arsRogue Island is a quick read with an interesting and unique plot and a fast pace. Liam Mulligan is a reporter for the Providence newspaper. Serial arsons are burning house in his boyhood neighborhood, and while covering the stories Mulligan stumbles upon the reasns. Further investigation leads to the ringleaders. This book is a good guys' read because of the fast pace, variety of male characters, and not too much description. I think the author patterened his style on Robert B. Parker with short chapters and Mulligan's frequent sexual activity.
I enjoyed the book and will read DeSilva's next offering....more