The Doorbell Rang: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

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The Doorbell Rang: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

Format:  Paperback,

178 pages

Publisher: Random House

Publish Date: Jul 1992

ISBN-13: 9780553237214

ISBN-10: 0553237217

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When Rachel Bruner sends out copies of a book critical of the FBI to 10,000 influential people, the agency begins harassing her. Then she hires Nero Wolfe to make them stop, and once he's discovered the bureau's weak spot, he sets in motion a scheme guaranteed to force the FBI to leave both him and Rachel alone.

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Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: Jul 1992
ISBN-13: 9780553237214
ISBN-10: 0553237217
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 178
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.0 x 6.75 x 0.5

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Review by Library Journal (2001-04-01)

Nero Wolfe is sleuth ing as usual in these three mysteries. In the Best Families deals with Mrs. Rackam, an aging millionaire who approaches Wolfe to investigate why her young and penniless husband suddenly and mysteriously has large sums of money. Wolfe's inquiry leads him to a confrontation with Arnold Zeck; later a letter bomb causes Wolfe to resign from detective work and go into hiding, leaving his assistant, Archie Goodwin, to solve the case.

Has Wolfe's career ended in humiliation? Only time will tell. Michael Pritchard's clear and strong reading helps support the tale. Rachel Bruner, a wealthy society widow, turns to Wolfe in The Doorbell Rang. She writes him a check for $100, 000 and asks him to stop the FBI from spying on her and her family. She will pay more if he is successful. He takes the case, and soon Wolfe and Archie are confronting FBI agents, murder, and threats as they search for answers.

Champagne for One challenges Wolfe's knowledge of gourmet food and of sleuth ing. Did society girl Faith Usher commit suicide via cyanide in her champagne, or was she murdered? Archie was there, and he suspects foul play. Saul Rubinek provides pleasant readings of both stories and helps keep the atmosphere charged. Although abridged, The Doorbell Rang/Champagne for One provides more entertainment than In the Best Families and is recommended. Denise A. Garofalo, Mid-Hudson Lib. Syst., Poughkeepsie, NY

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When Rachel Bruner sends out copies of a book critical of the FBI to 10, 000 influential people, the agency begins harassing her. Then she hires Nero Wolfe to make them stop, and once he's discovered the bureau's weak spot, he sets in motion a scheme guaranteed to force the FBI to leave both him and Rachel alone.

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