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Discussion of Rex Stout’s “Nero Wolfe” series

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on October 25th, 2018, 18 group members discussed the entire classic “Nero Wolfe” series by author Rex Stout. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about Red Stout and Nero Wolfe, in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance — currently through our final 2018 meeting in October.

So…What do you think of Rex Stout, and his “Nero Wolfe” series of novels?

Join us again in January 2019 for a discussion of the entire “Vera Stanhope” mystery series by British author Ann Cleeves, relocated to our new home at the Bennett Martin Public Library in downtown Lincoln, on January 31st, 2019.

Rex Stout’s “Champagne for One”

champagneforoneJust Desserts Logo 225In August 2008, it was back to a classic mystery author, this time Rex Stout, and his gustatorial sleuth, Nero Wolfe. Our selected title was Champagne for One. “There’s nothing like murder to spoil a good meal. That’s what Archie Goodwin, the able assisstant to Nero Wolfe, discovers at a lavish dinner hosted by a billionaire. It was a casual evening among gorgeous society girls until champagne became a murder weapon. Luckily for Archie his boss knows champagne and other gourmet fare. He also happens to be a genius at deduction. That combination could mean the last call for a killer who spiked the bubbly with cyanide.”

This title was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on August 28, 2008. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below!