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This book contains three Nero Wolfe short stories; The Gun with Wings, Bullet for One and Disguise for Murder. These are all fine short stories but none are among my favorite Nero Wolfe shorts, and I tend to like the novels substantially more than the shorts. Although these stories have a nice tone and fantastic narration, they all lack second level of surprise which allows a great Nero Wolfe short to overcome the limitation of the short story format for a mystery. These each were a simple little mystery without enough twists or intensity of characters to make the stories outstanding.
If you want a good collection of shorts as an introduction to Nero Wolfe, try Homicide Trinity, the best of the shorts in this series. Still, this collection is not at all bad and should not be avoided by an avid Nero Wolfe buff.
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One of the collections of three or four novellas by Rex Stout. I generally like the full novels better, but these are great too. One of the stories include one of the greatest dangers to Archie in the entire series.
As per usual, excellently read by Michael Prichard.
If you have never read or listen to any of these before, this is probably a good place to jump on, as they're short. And of the collections, this may be my favorite one. Each one of these three stories is tight, and includes all of the outstanding features of every Nero & Archie book
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