Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Prisoner's Base by Rex Stout 209 pages

Listening to Michael Prichard read Nero Wolfe mysteries is like putting on my favorite comfy pants and curling up with a nice cup of tea or glass of wine, depending...  It is one of my greatest pleasures.  This story was a doozy!  A young woman comes to the home of Nero Wolfe and says she wants room and board for one week.  She refuses to give her name or any other information.  If she had arrived any other day, Archie would have turned her away without question, but she has caught him in a mood to needle his rotund employer.  After several other events that evening, Wolfe does turn her out.  Unfortunately, she turns up dead the next morning, which wakens a feeling of remorse and responsibility in Archie Goodwin.  He undertakes to find her killer and ultimately becomes Wolfe's client himself.  This was a great story...as they all are.  I enjoyed it immensely.  If you want to listen to a Wolfe myster, make sure you are listening to Prichard, he does it superbly!

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