Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Reading Corner Presents...

BOOK REPORT! Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout. Not only did this glutton detective Nero Wolfe manage to procure free room and board in two different country estates, he had the gall to laze in them and solve the crime (before there even was a crime!) while doing nothing more than consuming chicken fricassee, dumplings and beer. Archie was sent roving in circles for 400 pages. Did I like this book? Yes. Did I deduce the murderer? No. I’ll admit I thought Lily Rowan was guilty. Sorry, what can I say? I expected a Scooby Doo ending. For the answer, cut to Wolfe plopped atop a boulder sketching a bull. Next week: The Shaggy D.A.

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