Curtains for Three Kindle ï Curtains for MOBI

Curtains for Three Kindle ï Curtains for  MOBI
  • Paperback
  • 222 pages
  • Curtains for Three
  • Rex Stout
  • English
  • 01 September 2019
  • 055376294X

Curtains for Three✷ [BOOKS] ✫ Curtains for Three By Rex Stout ❁ – Essayreview.co.uk Three clever murderers challenge Nero Wolfe in cases involving lovers who want to make sure neither is a killer, a stable full of suspects in the search for a killer on horseback, and a murderer stalk Three clever murderers challenge Nero Wolfe in cases involving lovers who want to make sure neither is a killer, a stable full of suspects in the search for a killer on horseback, and a murderer stalking Wolfe s brownstoneCover Artist Tom Hallman.


About the Author: Rex Stout

Rex Todhunter Stout 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 Fer de Lance to A Family AffairThe Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Curtains for MOBI :Á Century at Bouchercon , the world s largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.


10 thoughts on “Curtains for Three

  1. says:

    An entertaining trio of Nero Wolfe novellas The first two take place in the worlds of opera and industrial design, showing that likely suspects and disagreeable people may be found in every profession, and the last one, Disguise for Murder features a murder perpetrated in Nero Wolfe s own office Each of the three is a completely successful entertainment.

  2. says:

    This anthology consists of three novellas The Gun With Wings An opera singer with injured throat seemingly shot himself The police is convinced it is a suicide, but a couple of lovers know one fact which turns this into a murder The problem is they are not sure about each other s innocence They hire Nero Wolfe to find the killer.This novel is very notable for the fact that the murder weapon was very busy travelling places seemingly all by itself without any outside help, thus the title Thi This anthology consists of three novellas The Gun With Wings An opera singer with injured throat seemingly shot himself The police is convinced it is a suicide, but a couple of lovers know one fact which turns this into a murder The problem is they are not sure about each other s innocence They hire Nero Wolfe to find the killer.This novel is very notable for the fact that the murder weapon was very busy travelling places seemingly all by itself without any outside help, thus the title This made for a very nice and intriguing mystery.Bullet for One A man liked riding his horse every morning One day the horse came back without its rider who was found dead along the trail The suspicion is centered on a group of people who are obviously not very happy about it, so Nero Wolfe has to do the work which police is unable to It turns out, Archie Goodwin does not like horses a new fact and the police does not like Archie Goodwin there is nothing new about it The latter dislike is reinforced by Archie s wisecracks related to mounted police forces.Disguise for Murder A big crowd gathered in Nero Wolfe s house with the goal to admire his orchids collection Archie Goodwin, being Archie Goodwin took upon himself to entertain the most attractive woman of the crowd She makes a small talk with him telling the typical things she is a crook working on parting a rich woman with her money, her only friend was strangled and she was the only one who saw the killer, and finally she saw the same killer today among the guests and is afraid she would be killed OK so this is not a typical small talk after all To make a long story short, the woman is killed right in Nero Wolfe s house before she revealed the identity of the villain Now it is personal for him and Archie They biggest friend enemy Inspector Cramer did it doubly so by sealing off their office where Nero Wolfe spends the majority of his time To finally catch the killer Nero Wolfe devises a scheme which puts Archie Goodwin into a really dangerous situation The latter actually volunteers being pissed off at overlooking the murder which happened right under his nose Archie shows he can keep his wits in tight situations.This is the first time I read these novellas They are quite on the level with the rest of the series with good mysteries and even better Archie s witticisms The rating is 4 stars usual for a book of the series.This review is a copy paste of my LeafMarks one

  3. says:

    Three entertaining novellas first published collectively in 1951 A visit to Nero Wolfe s brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City is always enjoyable The Gun With Wings December 1949 Opera tenor Alberto Mion died four months previously The police have ruled the death a suicide He was found in his soundproof studio with his gun next to the body He had a throat injury that prevented him from performing Six weeks prior to Mion s death, baritone Gifford James learned from his daughter Three entertaining novellas first published collectively in 1951 A visit to Nero Wolfe s brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City is always enjoyable The Gun With Wings December 1949 Opera tenor Alberto Mion died four months previously The police have ruled the death a suicide He was found in his soundproof studio with his gun next to the body He had a throat injury that prevented him from performing Six weeks prior to Mion s death, baritone Gifford James learned from his daughter Clara that Mion had seduced her, and he punched Mion in the neck out of anger Mion s wife was thinking of leaving him Now the widow, Peggy Mion, and Frederick Weppler, the music critic for the Gazette, hire Wolfe to investigate Mion s death They want to start a new life together but need Wolfe to prove neither murdered Mion For a 5,000 retainer Wolfe agrees to take on the case The title comes from the fact that the gun keeps moving There are several potential suspects but they are no match for Nero Wolfe When the identity of the murderer is revealed it took me by surprise but made perfect sense when Wolfe explained how it was done Bullet for One July 1948 Industrial designer Sigmund Keyes enjoyed horseback riding most mornings That is until one day his horse emerged from the park with no rider and Keyes body was found in a thicket near the path Five people who worked closely with him Ferdinand Pohl, Frank Broadyke, Wayne Safford, Audrey Rooney, and Keyes daughter Dorothy want to hire Wolfe to prove that sales agent Victor Talbott murdered Keyes Besides they are being harassed by the police and they want it to stop Wolfe agrees to find the murderer regardless of his her identity None of the six has an airtight alibi A reenactment of the crime reveals the identity of the murderer No real surprise but still an entertaining story Disguise for Murder September 1950 Wolfe has opened his home and the plant rooms for the Manhattan Flower Club and he is in a foul mood It seems it did not occur to the genius that there are women members Archie slips downstairs to the office for a break from Wolfe and the Manhattan Flower Club only to be interrupted when a young woman enters after him and identifies herself as Cynthia Brown She tells him that she is a crook and this is just one of her aliases She also tells him that five months ago a friend of hers, Doris Hatten, was murdered She had seen the murderer entering Doris s apartment as she was leaving but didn t realize it at the time Now she just saw the murderer up in the plant rooms She wants Wolfe s help Archie has to go back and help Wolfe in the plant rooms but agrees to have Wolfe see her as soon as the guests leave As the guests are leaving Archie hears a woman scream Mrs Carlisle only wanted to take a peek at Wolfe s office and see the globe Instead she found the body of Cynthia Brown who had been strangled Of course the police are called Wolfe and Inspector Cramer have had battles in the past but this may be the battle royal when Cramer orders Wolfe s office sealed It is a crime scene Wolfe believes he knows who the murderer is He is a genius He sets a trap and Archie is the bait The identity of the murderer caught me completely by surprise

  4. says:

    This is another set of three novellas collected into one book They are all pretty good I do claim to have figured out the murderer in the first story, but the other two caught me by surprise In each one Archie admits to making mistakes That is a new behavior and felt frankly a little jarring every time it happened Of the three the final is my favorite simply because Nero solved a murder mystery in retaliation for spite After someone is murdered in Nero s office Inspector Cramer orders Nero This is another set of three novellas collected into one book They are all pretty good I do claim to have figured out the murderer in the first story, but the other two caught me by surprise In each one Archie admits to making mistakes That is a new behavior and felt frankly a little jarring every time it happened Of the three the final is my favorite simply because Nero solved a murder mystery in retaliation for spite After someone is murdered in Nero s office Inspector Cramer orders Nero s office to be sealed Nero is infuriated and pokes at Cramer saying that he has a suspicion of the murder based on Archies report of his activities that day which Cramer had also listened too Cramer refuses to ask what the clue was and instead leaves with the office door sealed tight With his favorite chair, globe, bookshelves and desk sealed away from him Nero engages to solve the murder quickly and he proceeds to do saving all the glory for himself and Archie and rubbing the nose of the police in the fact that they failed to solve it

  5. says:

    The Gun With WingsWherein Wolfe proves that a supposed suicide of a well known tenor was actually murder the main fact concerns placement and movement of the gun which killed him 4 stars.Bullet for OneWherein Wolfe breaks an alibi to determine who killed a Mr Keyes Mr Keyes took a horseback ride in the park that is, Central Park, naturally every morning, and was apparently shot during the ride after being seen by the mounted police 3.5 stars.Disguise for MurderWherein Wolfe throws an The Gun With WingsWherein Wolfe proves that a supposed suicide of a well known tenor was actually murder the main fact concerns placement and movement of the gun which killed him 4 stars.Bullet for OneWherein Wolfe breaks an alibi to determine who killed a Mr Keyes Mr Keyes took a horseback ride in the park that is, Central Park, naturally every morning, and was apparently shot during the ride after being seen by the mounted police 3.5 stars.Disguise for MurderWherein Wolfe throws an Open House for the Manhattan Flower Club to view his orchids a murderer is in attendance and takes the opportunity to rid him herself of a con woman who can identify him her Cramer makes an epic mistake, sealing the murder scene, aka Wolfe s office, thus earning Wolfe s and Archie s ire and ensuring they will refuse to share I actually picked up on the pertinent fact that led to the discovery of the murderer s identity 4 stars

  6. says:

    3.5 Review pending

  7. says:

    three different stories with all the same people

  8. says:

    I liked the third story the best even if Archie did get shot in the arm.

  9. says:

    Another good three fer The first is very good, the second less so, and the third with the strangler is great One February I am just going to read Nero Wolfe It will be the best February ever.

  10. says:

    First tale is about two lovers who wanted Nero Wolfe to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that neither one of them killed her tenor husband whose death was ruled as a suicide anyway but there is a catch the gun was moved but neither one is admitting to moving it hence the desire for reassurance from Wolfe also there is a twist Second is the death of a successful industrial designer while he was out riding at Central Park and at least four persons wanted one particular individual to be found g First tale is about two lovers who wanted Nero Wolfe to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that neither one of them killed her tenor husband whose death was ruled as a suicide anyway but there is a catch the gun was moved but neither one is admitting to moving it hence the desire for reassurance from Wolfe also there is a twist Second is the death of a successful industrial designer while he was out riding at Central Park and at least four persons wanted one particular individual to be found guilty of doing the deed instructing Wolfe to make it so Confound it Third story is about a strangled female con artist found in Nero Wolfe s office where Archie left her petrified but safe for she recognized one 0f the guests as the one who murdered her friend five months ago during a house exhibit of Wolfe s prized orchids sponsored by the Manhattan Flower Club withthan 200 guests coming and going and yes, Wolfe opened his house for selected club members and their guests to be up close and personal with his beloved orchids Amazing and to cap it all a strangled corpse in Wolfe s office no less Oh my

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