Over My Dead Body

Over My Dead Body Over My Dead Body is the seventh Nero Wolfe detective novel The story first appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine By the time it was published the Wolfe Goodwin books had become an estab

  • Title: Over My Dead Body
  • Author: Rex Stout
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  • Page: 275
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  • Over My Dead Body is the seventh Nero Wolfe detective novel The story first appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine By the time it was published, the Wolfe Goodwin books had become an established series but Wolfe s background had never been explored Here Stout starts to do clarify Wolfe s youth by bringing in in a number of characters, including some from MonOver My Dead Body is the seventh Nero Wolfe detective novel The story first appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine By the time it was published, the Wolfe Goodwin books had become an established series but Wolfe s background had never been explored Here Stout starts to do clarify Wolfe s youth by bringing in in a number of characters, including some from Montenegro Carla Lovchen and Neya Tormic, two young women from Montenegro, come to Wolfe s office asking for help Miss Tormic has been accused of a theft of diamonds from the locker room where she works She claims the accusation to be false and cannot afford to pay Wolfe s fee, but she has a document that shows Wolfe adopted her when she was an infant Although he has never seen her since, Wolfe agrees to undertake the investigation As Archie is dispatched to investigate, murder is discovered In the end Wolfe gets the main characters together in his office and, in the manner typical of the series, he will expose the murderer and the motive.

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  • Rex Stout

    Rex Todhunter Stout December 1, 1886 October 27, 1975 was an American crime writer, best known as the creator of the larger than life fictional detective Nero Wolfe, described by reviewer Will Cuppy as that Falstaff of detectives Wolfe s assistant Archie Goodwin recorded the cases of the detective genius from 1934 Fer de Lance to 1975 A Family Affair.The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon 2000, the world s largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.

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  • Nero Wolfe is lazy. He only works when his bank account strongly demands it. At the beginning of the book he has enough money not to bother with any cases or clients for a while. When a young Yugoslavian woman shows up asking the detective to help her compatriot and friend with the trouble over accusations of a theft, Nero Wolfe refuses right away without bothering to listen to her pleas. The woman drops a bomb - literally speaking - which left both him and Archie Goodwin speechless (as well as [...]


  • wow who knew that Nero Wolfe had a DAUGHTER and was a freedom fighter in his youth. WOW and learned even more about the area of Serbia/Croatia.


  • This is a serviceable Nero Wolfe mystery newly available for Kindle. Just right for reading on a trip, I thought. The mystery revolves around Wolfe's long lost adopted daughter and intrigue in the Balkans. However this book didn't grab me like some Wolfe mysteries. Perhaps because the reasons for my trip were not all happy ones, no book could have been 5 stars.


  • Not as good as previous books, but ok.I love some of the things Archie does and the way he and Nero think. If you’re new to this series, I suggest reading Fer-De-Lance and Some Buried Caesar before reading this - only because I think they are better. They are all stand alones.Two female immigrants come to New York and teach fencing. One is accused of stealing from a customer. Two men end up dead.The audiobook narrator Michael Prichard was good.DATA:Narrative mode: 1st person Archie. Unabridged [...]


  • Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books are always delightful reads, with his genius melding of Holmesian ratiocination and Marlovian tough-guy bark. This one is a little more complicated than some, with a complex geopolitical background and a large array of characters. Wolfe and his narrating leg man Archie Goodwin attempt to solve the murder of a fencing student, but the novel delves more than any other in the series (as I recall) into Wolfe's own personal history as a young man. Stout knows how to write [...]


  • While Wolfe is back to his typical self (not leaving home as in the previous 2!), some of his personal background is revealed in this one. Archie seemed a bit more hardboiled than I remember! The series remains poised on the edge between hardboiled & Golden Age in style, a tricky feat that Stout manages to perfection.


  • Balkan politics of the just barely pre-World War II days keeps elbowing to the front of this book, when the reader wants more about Nero Wolfe's long lost (adopted, he tells Archie) daughter, who suddenly appears in New York asking for his help when she's accused first of theft, and then of murder. Naturally, Wolfe is sure she's innocent, once he's convinced himself that she is his daughter, even after a second body is found in her apartment. The international aspect--and pressures from on high- [...]


  • I am a hopeless Rex Stout fan, so I am almost never disappointed in these classic novels. In this book, international intrigue involving the Balkins in the 1940's bring two immigrants to the U.S. One of them claims she is the adopted daughter of Nero Wolfe, famous PI. When a murder occurs where the girl works, Nero and Archie become involved. I enjoy the banter between Nero and Archie, Wolfe's right hand man. I enjoyed the twists and turns in this book that kept me guessing till the end.


  • I'm a big fan of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series, but haven't read one in quite a while. Wolfe and Archie Goodwin are, in my estimation, the best detective team since Holmes and Watson. Over My Dead Body isn't a strong detective story per se, but is a hugely enjoyable escapade related in Goodwin's incomparably witty and buoyant narration.


  • Another fine Nero Wolfe mystery, this time involving a young woman suspected of murder and claiming to be his long-lost daughter. I confess that I sometimes tire of Archie Goodwin; he can be too much of a wise-ass and it's hard to get past the various bigotries of the day that he displays so vividly. Still, the mysteries are always good and Wolfe is a unique character.


  • I am reading through all the Nero Wolfe novels and this is the best I have hit so far. The mystery is a little simple but it is fun.I don't think this book would be a good introduction to the series but if you read a couple of these this one should make you happy.


  • Nero Wolfe doesn't disappoint. The NYC life, Archie Goodwin and their relationship with the police makes it almost like a carnival.


  • Nearly too many suspects to keep up with. Unique plot based on (I guess) Mr. Stouts experience in politics. Discovered that Mr. Stout is where most of those classic detective icons come from.


  • This book was exciting, the mystery is complex and confusing, and I think it may be my favorite in the series so far. This book reveals a lot of Nero's past. There's a big shock early on that is probably spoiled by a lot of reviews, but I'll leave it lie and let you discover it if you haven't already. Fencing, international intrigue, lots of inspector Kramer, the inside dirt on Nero, classy call girls and swarming stupid flatfoots this one has about everything.I should explain my one and only h [...]


  • I first knew this story from the A&E TV movie starring Maury Chaykin, Timothy Hutton & Bill Smitrovich and it was definitely in my top 3. To find out more details of Wolfe's personal life whilst watching him solve a series of murders through that brilliant episode was fantastic. And now I've read the book and I love this story even more. More depth, more detail, more twists & turns, bringing this wonderful story to life in my imagination supplemented with the visuals from the tv epis [...]


  • Number 7 in the series and is a good stereotype for all Wolfe novels. All the essential elements are present: Wolfe doesn't leave the house, Cramer plays a large role, Saul, Fred, and Orrie make appearances, and Archie has plenty of action and one liners. A fun entry into the canon and one that makes me glad of my decision to slowly read through all the Nero Wolfe novels.


  • I liked this book, it had a cool twist at the end. There were also some timely international references which might point to how closely the world was watching certain countries in 1938 and I found that interesting.


  • The one with Wolfe's daughter! I liked her a lot and I wish there had been more repercussions from her re-appearance in Wolfe's life. At least mentions in later books about what happened to her.Best part: Archie escaping from the fencing studio out from the under the nose of Cramer and his men.


  • A sprinkle of international intrigue and some background on Nero Wolfe's origins are highlights of this entry in Stout's series. And Archie's first person narration provides the wit and humor that keep me reading and rereading these books!


  • Amazing! We learn a bit more about Nero Wolfe. I agree with the book review, written in the Saturday Review near the initial publication: “Swell!”


  • 3.5, actually, because of the writing. Rex Stour was still finding his legs on this one, I think. Not one of my favorites, although the tv adaption handled it better, if I remember correctly.



  • Wow! This may be my favorite Nero Wolfe book. International intrigue, an exciting ending, and loads of Archie Goodwin cracks!


  • Rex Stout started really hitting his stride by this time in the series. This is a clever tale with numerous unexpected twists. I enjoyed it.




  • Nero Wolfe's mysterious past becomes part of Archie's present days, as Nero's (adopted) daughter is involved with the murder of a German spy at a fencing club in NYC. This is an interesting chapter in the series, that illustrates Wolfe's background in Montenegro, while delving into shady financial transactions and espionage in pre war Manhattan. Recommended for fans of the Nero Wolfe series.


  • The beauty of these books is not only Rex Stout's writing style, but also the interesting depiction of early 20th century New York.


  • All things considered, this is not my favorite in the series, though I admit to reading it at least bi-annually. It should be noted that "not my favorite" roughly equals a grade of B-.This is the first time we get a feel for Wolfe's politics (and can guess at Stout's), although it's difficult to discern everything Stout's trying to say because of my lack of knowledge about politics in the area around Montenegro pre-World War II. One day I keep telling myself that I'm going to look into that and [...]


  • I'm not a huge Nero Wolfe fan, but the books are well-written and entertaining. This one involves a young foreign woman who comes to Wolfe for help, but whose problems are much more complicated than they first appear.It's the eve of WWII and while the US is still technically neutral, anti-German sentiment is running high and even insular Americans are figuring out that this ISN'T just a European shooting match. The Balkans are a hot-bed of intrigue even in peaceful times, so it's a certainty tha [...]


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