Before Midnight (Nero Wolfe #25)

Before Midnight (Nero Wolfe #25) Cheaters Never Prosper, But Nero Wolfe Encounters One Who Kills Trying At The Pour Amour Perfume Riddle Contest, A Million Dollars Goes To The Contestant Who Can Answer Five Questions Someone Doesn T Like The Heat Of Competition, So He Murders The Contest Founder And Steals The Answers To The Riddles Now Wolfe Has To Sniff Down A Trail Of Clues That Leads Disturbingly Close To Home. A five hundred thousand dollar prize is being offered by Pour Amor perfume All the reader has to do is find the five cosmetic using women described in a series of five quatrains But then the author of the five quatrains ends up dead, and a
A perfume company held a contest through its advertising agency with the main prize being half a million dollars we are talking about mid fifties when this was a serious chunk of cash The number of contestants was reduced to five people who had to solve five riddles created by a young promising employee by the advertising agency who also had a copy of the answers The latter was killed and the answers were missing from his body Nero Wolfe is hired by the agency to find out who took the answe A perfume company held a contest through its advertising agency with the main prize being half a million dollars we are talking about mid fifties when this was a serious chunk of cash The number of contestants was reduced to five people who had to solve five riddles created by a young promising employee by the advertising agency who also had a copy of the answers The latter was killed and the answers were missing from his body Nero Wolfe is hired by the agency to find out who took the answers worth a fortune Was he enthusiastic about taking the job Judge for yourself The book is unique in the sense that Wolfe is not working on solving a murder his only concern is theft He also spent most of the time doing practically nothing w
Everyone s talking about the Pour Amour perfume contestand the million dollars in prize money that will be awarded to the lucky winners who can solve the cosmetics related riddles put out by the company The contest has been a roaring success The five finalists are assembled in New York City, and the last five riddles have been distributed Everything s going swimminglyuntil the contest creator winds up dead, and the list of answers he had in his pocket is nowhere to be found So Everyone s talking about the Pour Amour perfume contestand the million dollars in prize money that will be awarded to the lucky winners who can solve the cosmetics related riddles put out by the company The contest has been a roaring success The five finalists are assembled in New York City, and the last five riddles have been distributed Everythi
When a brilliant though brash and arrogant marketing man is found murdered in his apartment and his wallet stolen, five colourful contestants for a half million dollar competition prize are the obvious suspects After all, the dead man wrote all the questions, and his wallet contained the answers, a fact which he had foolishly made them aware of Wolfe is
BEFORE MIDNIGHT 1955 Rex Stout .This was a cleverly plotted Nero Wolfe novel where Wolfe and his personal assistant Archie Goodwin are hired on by an advertising firm to determine if the results of a contest they were running for their clients were compromised by one of their employees The advertising firm was in charge of a contest for one of their clients, a cosmetics manufacturer The thrust of the contest was
Maybe it s because the listening to this audio book was so interrupted it seemed like every time I d get into the story someone would just have to talk to me, or the phone would ring However, the case just didn t engage me That s not so bad Wolfe didn t care for it, either Why he took it is beyond me, even with Archie s badgering Who cares about a silly perfume contest, anyway In my experience, these publicity stunts are often fixed from the get go, in any case But I digress, as I have b Maybe it s because the listening to this audio book was so interrupted it seemed like every time I d get into the story someone would just have to talk to me, or the phone would ring However, the case just didn t engage me That s not so bad Wolfe didn t care for it, either Why he took it is beyond me, even with Archie s badgering Who cares about a silly perfume contest, anyway In my experience, these publicity stunts are often fixed from
This Nero Wolfe adventure is a mixed bag the initial idea of Wolfe getting embroiled in a perfume contest is great, especially as there is a murder but he has to convince Cramer and others he is not interested in the murder aspect of the case truly then, though, the story really screeches to a halt toward the middle during the interviewing suspects phase Don t get me wrong, it s filled with quirky characters, but I suspect the dearth of Cramer time drags it down a bit, as clever as the e This Nero Wolfe adventure is a mixed bag the initial idea of Wolfe getting embroiled in a perfume contest is
Of course it another A from me from my favorite mystery author and his inimitable creations Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin In this tale, a perfume company is offering a million dollar prize contest in which the contestants have to guess the identity of famous infamous women described in verse The questions get harder as the contest proceeds and there are now five individuals left in the competition New questions will be given to them with a deadline to submit their answers The creator of th Of course it another A from me from my favorite mystery author and his inimitable creations Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin In this tale, a perfume company is offering a million dollar prize contest in which the contestants have to guess the identity of famous infamous women described in verse The questions get harder as the contest proceeds and there are now five individuals left in the competition New questions will be given to them with a deadline to submit their answers The creator of the quiz waves a paper at the contestants at a dinner and tells them that it contains the answers and returns it to his wallet.In true Stout style, he is murdered and his wallet is missing the comp
I re read re listened to actually today and enjoyed it as much as I did in the past.Nero Wolfe books are in many ways very comforting to read there is seldom any real violence, no sex, no political correctness,no bad language just a fairly honest mystery whose setting is appropriate to the time it was written This book is nearly entirely set in Nero Wolfe s house as are most and is devoid of any physical action All the action in this book is men
my third series detective novel review of the night this one, a nero wolfe mystery wolfe is a fat gourmande who loves orchids and has his detecting legwork done by his assistant, archie goodwin, who also narrates the novel s action, and in some ways, wolfe and goodwin form two halves of one perfect detective things i liked about this novel how saucy ar

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Before Midnight (Nero Wolfe #25)
  • Rex Stout
  • English
  • 14 September 2018
  • 0553763040