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An Officer and a Lady and Other Stories

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Gregg
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-fire
Pre-Wolfe Stout.

No mysteries here, but several good short stories. More "O'Henry" like rather than the familiar Wolfe tales. Interesting to see the development of what was to come and entertaining in their own right.
Erin
Dec 01, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
This was an interesting series of short stories that were quite unlike the nero wolfe series. A pertty good light read.
Shirley Worley
Collection of short stories, most between ten and fifteen pages, by Stout. Variety of topics, but if you're looking for Archie and Nero, look elsewhere.
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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
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