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Black Orchids by Rex Stout
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Apr 26, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: great-reads
Read in July, 1999

I love the whole Nero Wolfe series. I actually started reading these books because of the mini-movie Golden Spider that appeared on AE years ago. I must have been 13, now i'm 24!

The stories are classics, set in the early 20-40's (at least that is how i imagine them), yet unabroached by the typical "it was the depression"..."it was the war" theme alot of books set in that time period seem to linger over.

The mystery is usually in the fore-front, and the characters are charming (if not slightly flat as they fit their "stereotype" perfectly). Archie is hilarious, and Nero Wolfe himself is quirky, cranky, funny, and brillant.

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