By Rex Stout

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

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At ten o'clock that evening I was standing by a reading lamp, flipping through the pages of a book entitled Les Sauces du Monde. Going through a room trying to find something doesn't take long if you're after a diamond necklace or an elephant tusk or a gun. But if it's a twenty-dollar bill, anything at all that could be between the pages of a book without bulging it, that takes time if there are books in the room. For the Library of Congress, I would say years. Most of the forty-some books on shelves in Pierre Ducos's room were about cooking.

Grrrh," he said. " At ten o'clock that evening I was standing by a reading lamp, flipping through the pages of a book entitled Les Sauces du Monde. Going through a room trying to find something doesn't take long if you're after a diamond necklace or an elephant tusk or a gun. But if it's a twenty-dollar bill, anything at all that could be between the pages of a book without bulging it, that takes time if there are books in the room. For the Library of Congress, I would say years. Most of the forty-some books on shelves in Pierre Ducos's room were about cooking.

Please bring beer. " I said no, make it gin and tonic, and we went to the office. The mail was there under a paperweight on his desk, but after he got his bulk properly distributed in the chair that had been made to order for it, be shoved the mail aside, leaned back, and shut his eyes. I expected, I may even have hoped, to see his lips start moving in and out, but they didn't. He just sat. After four minutes of it, maybe five, I said, "I don't want to interrupt, but you might like to know that the daughter, whose name is Lucile, is a Women's Libber.

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