So far he and his sidekick Archie Goodwin have turned up no leads to a mysterious blackmailing episode that ends in cold-blooded murder. Their only hope is to find a sexy chanteuse who should be singing the blues. But can they find her before death calls the next tune?
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"Michael Prichard's reading is excellent....His erudite Nero Wolfe is right on the money. Prichard's style of narration gives the story a somewhat hard-boiled interpretation that is enjoyable. Even if you've read the book, this one is worth a listen." (AudioFile)
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"One of the best of a great series"
I really like most Nero Wolfe stories, but I particularly liked Death of a Doxy. It has a lot of inside-detective material which was fun and great characters and a wonderful story. This, along with the wonderful normal cast of characters makes this a great novel. This is one of Rex Stout’s best full length Nero Wolfe novels.
"One of the funniest Wolfe mysteries"
Wolfe has to deal with not only an odd case but one of the funniest characters that Stout ever wrote. When Julie sang a song about Wolfe being a big man, I was sold on her.
When Julie sang to Wolfe about being a 'Big Man'.
"Another One Hot Outta the Park"
I am on record that all of the Rex Stout Nero Wolfe books are among my favorite books ever written by anyone about anything anywhere.
I'm also on record here on Audible, as well as along anyone who knows me, that Michael Prichard's Reading of these books, are among the best reader author matches ever.
This is definitely in my top 10 favorite of all of the Nero Wolfe books, and one of the characters will play a role in another book later. Maybe too. I forget.
And once again, Michael Prichard hits it right out of the park.
"A Doxy of a Read!"
Yes, I love hearing the Characters come to life. It is so interesting with the frequently called on Specialty Operatives on the Front line. Orrie Cather, is truely brought to life. We get to know Him intimately, ways we never considered.
Why Nero Wolfe and Archie and the Orchids and the Food. Orrie Cather is the best character in this book. He is in a world of Hurt, yet, you learn about him from the other characters, because Inspector Cramer, Pinches Orrie as the killer.
When Julie Jaquetter dances in to Wolfe's office and then Wolfe stands as she leaves. Unbelievable.
It made me listen. I brought words one no longer hears in the English language back to life. It gives back the value of study and memorization or true learning so that your mind brings the information back to you fresh and alive. The name Thales.
I love the way all the characters have such wonderful purpose to bring the story to life. It would be grand to see Nero Wolfe produced on stage. Like one a month in order of publication.
"Solid entry in the Nero Wolfe series"
Yes. It is a fine, complex puzzle with a satisfying resolution. Good strong characters, too, and some nicely evil ones.
Stout's Death of a Dude, for no good reason other than similarity of title.
After several of Pritchard's readings of the Wolfe books, I can't imagine anyone else reading them.
The interaction between Wolfe and Jacquette, the night club singer is priceless.
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