Darby, Ken The Brownstone House of Nero Wolfe
Boston Little Brown & Company 1983 0316172804 / 9780316172806 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Brown cloth with red lettering, 178 pp., 'Bibliography' of the House. Blue line inked neatly across bottom edge. Jacket enclosed in protective wraps. A clean, tight, attractive copy.
"The biography of a house? Keep in mind that this is the brownstone house of Nero Wolfe, the elephantine sleuth, gourmand, genius, and master of seven languages. His attitude toward physical activity (he hates it) and in fact his aversion to any form of work has endeared him to his countless fans, but it also confined him primarily to his brownstone. He accepted cases only in order to maintain his elegant brownstone, and he solved them in his brownstone. Ken Darby, one of Wolfe's most avid fans, became quite attached to the brownstone house, as any loyal fan would. As a last tribute to the house, no longer home to Nero Wolfe, Darby set out to tell its full story. He tracked down Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's confidential assistant, who also, you will recall, recorded the myriad cases solved by Nero Wolfe. Archie enthusiastically contributed copious notes, which Darby now presents to us. These notes, of course, quote generously from the Wolfe Canon, providing a wonderful journey through corridors and favorite cases." You will relive favorite cases and resolve past discrepancies as this wonderful house comes alive to you.; Remainder; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall