#CF Rex Stout
CF: crime and thrillers, both of which
have been granted something of a literary pass in recent years.
Popular formule: male protagonist has some personal issues
Nero Wolfe …never leaves the house to investigate a crime!
NW: orchid fancying ‘enfant terrible’
NW: eccentric/maverick who doesn’t follow the rules
NW: drinks beer and saves the bottle caps (why?)
NW: sidekick = Archie Goodwin optimistic-cynical dogsbody
I enjoyed this book….many suspects have secrets that create
unexpected twists and turns in the plot!
Feedback @Tracy Bitter Tea and Mystery
Tracy, I’m having great fun discovering all the crime fiction can offer! Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout did not disappoint!! I’ve never really ready many CF…thinking I have to rend NF (politics, news) or classics. But there is an art to creating a riveting plot, false clues, believable characters and snappy dialogue! The humor Agatha Christie inserts in Hercule Poirot novels is delightful. I feel like a kid with a box of candy…open he cover and which one shall I choose now? You will see I’m often prowling around your blog (archive) and and loving 2013 From CF to Film and the ABC of CF. My reviews are short b/c I know there are so many experts who can supply us with insightful comments. I’m just happy to enjoy the experience “riding on your CF coattails!”