Too Many Women (A Nero Wolfe Mystery) by Rex Stout

By Rex Stout

Archie, Nero Wolfe's assistant, is going undercover to enquire a homicide at a Wall highway company, the place he discovers a perimeter profit: enormous quantities of girls paintings there. Everyone's alibi is air-tight, so Archie and Wolfe set a capture. Which girl will fall into it? A vintage Nero Wolfe secret. whole and unabridged. 6 cassettes.

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Nero Wolfe the detective? ” “Good. I know him quite well. As I said. I’m not a cop, but I’m a sort of a detective myself, and I often consult Nero Wolfe. His office is in his house on Thirty-fifth Street. What do you say we go down there and talk it over with him? ” She had got completely relaxed, but now she darted a glance at me. ” She shook her head. “You’ve got me wrong, Mr. Truett. ” The girl interpreted everything in terms of companionship. “You’ve got me wrong,” I assured her. “If and when I ask you to enjoy life with me it won’t be on the pretense that we’ve got work to do.

Seeing there was no meeting of minds and one wasn’t likely, I put in, “Look, Mrs. Pine, it won’t work that way, really it won’t. ” She gazed at me, and evidently I wasn’t Archie any more, at least not at the moment. “I haven’t tried to threaten him,” she stated. “I know you haven’t. ” She looked at Wolfe, and then back at me. “But—” She was inspecting an idea. “It should be possible to have his license revoked. With the taxes I pay and the people I know, I should be able to do that. ” That nearly made me speechless too, but somebody had to keep up our end.

We hadn’t done any yelping or bellowing. Not a soul was in sight except the two drivers. ” I asked. ” He aimed a thumb west. “That way. And I don’t want no argument with you. ” I was still trying to catch up on my breathing. The husband rose to an elbow and was evidently on his way up. I spoke to him. “You goddam married wife-chaser, the second you’re on your feet you get more of the same, or even on one foot. Do you know who lives in this house? Nero Wolfe. I was taking her to see him on business.

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