Rex Stout's A Family Affair (The Rex Stout Library) PDF

By Rex Stout

ISBN-10: 0553241222

ISBN-13: 9780553241228

Whilst a bomb kills his favourite waiter from his favourite eating place, sedentary sleuth and connoisseur Nero Wolfe is set to visit any size to discover the killer. Reissue. NYT.

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If it keeps going, say for fifteen minutes, Fritz rolls out, comes up, opens the door the two inches the chain permits, and says nothing doing until morning. It doesn't often ring at that hour, but it did that Monday night-Tuesday morning-late in October. I was home, but not up in bed. I was in the office, having just got in from taking Lily Rowan home after a show and a snack at the Flamingo. I always look in at the office to see if Wolfe has written anything on the pad on my desk. That night he hadn't and I was crossing to the safe to check that it was locked when the bell rang, and I went to the hall and through the one-way glass of the front door saw Pierre Ducos on the stoop.

He would send a squad out to dig up where I recently bought a Don Pedro cigar. " "Put that in a statement some day. " "I guess I forgot. " "Also my brain tells me that the DA will want to know why I didn't bring you down as a material witness. The bomb went off at one-twenty-four, and you were in the room and found him two or three minutes later, and you phoned at two-eleven. " "Sure, and you'll tell him. So will I after I get some sleep. It was obvious that there was no' rush. Whatever had killed him, he had brought it himself.

W-О-L-F-E. To see Mr. Ducos. He will probably know the name. And Good-win, Archie Goodwin. " she said. I knew that much, barely. "Mr. Wolfe does," I said. " I turned. "She said parly voo fransay. " He took the receiver, and I moved to make room. He didn't have to stoop quite as much as me to get his mouth at the right level. Since what he said was for me only noise, I spent the couple of minutes enjoying the idea of a homicide dick pushing that button and hearing parly voo fransay, and hop- ing it was Lieutenant Rowcliff.

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