Gambit: a Nero Wolfe novel
This mystery from one of America's best-loved writers features one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time--Nero Wolfe. An orchid-growing, gourmandizing, demanding genius, Wolfe solves this case with the able assistance of his legman, Archie Goodwin, who narrates with his usual wry humor. Sally Blount needs help. Someone has stirred up an arsenic cocktail to murder a man at her father's chess club--a cocktail her father served to him. She knows her father is innocent, but doesn't trust her lawyer, who seems too interested in her mother. Her only choice? Nero Wolfe, who checkmates the cops as well as the killer.
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|author||Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Jerin is a mental freak—a man capable of successfully playing a dozen simultaneous chess games against first-rate players while he himself is out of sight of any of the boards. It is while thus engaged that he is killed. A millionaire—his opponent in more realms than chess—is accused, and Nero Wolfe is given what appears to be the most hopeless case he and Archie Goodwin have ever tackled.
You need to know nothing about chess to follow this tale, but some understanding of beautiful mothers and daughters will help.
"It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore."—The New York Times Book Review
A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|publishDate||1962, 2011, 2012|
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|series||Nero Wolfe mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Nero Wolfe mysteries|37|
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Private investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Wolfe, Nero (Fictitious character) -- Fiction|
|title_display||Gambit; a Nero Wolfe novel|
|title_full||Gambit Nero Wolfe Series, Book 37, Gambit; a Nero Wolfe novel Stout, Rex, 1886-1975., The gambit [sound recording] / Rex Stout|
|title_sub||a Nero Wolfe novel|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Mystery, Private investigators, Suspense, Thriller, Wolfe, Nero (Fictitious character)|