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by Rex Stout

The Silent Speaker epub ebook

Author: Rex Stout
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam 10067-X; Reprint Edition edition (1976)
ISBN: 055310067X
ISBN13: 978-0553100679
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 266
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Rex Stout, through the voice of Archie telling us about his world (a full third of which was occupied by Nero Wolfe), raised detective fiction to the level of art with these books.

Rex Stout, through the voice of Archie telling us about his world (a full third of which was occupied by Nero Wolfe), raised detective fiction to the level of art with these books. He gave us genius of at least two kinds, and a strong realist voice that was shot through with hope.

Rex Todhunter Stout (/staʊt/; December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. His best-known characters are the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin, who were featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975. In 1959, Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award.

Novels can be browsed alphabetically by title at the page. Titles of the novella collections are listed alphabetically on the page.

Rex Stout (1886–1975) wrote dozens of short stories, novellas, and full-length mystery novels, most featuring his two . Published in1946, just after World War II, The Silent Speaker was Rex Stout’s first full-length Nero Wolfe novel since 1940

Rex Stout (1886–1975) wrote dozens of short stories, novellas, and full-length mystery novels, most featuring his two indelible characters, the peerless detective Nero Wolfe and his handy sidekick, Archie Goodwin. Published in1946, just after World War II, The Silent Speaker was Rex Stout’s first full-length Nero Wolfe novel since 1940. Stout biographer McAleer said that Stout told him that he liked Wolfe and Archie. During the war years I missed them, Stout said.

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Rex Stout (1886–1975) wrote dozens of short stories, novellas, and full-length mystery novels, most featuring his two indelible characters, the peerless detective Nero Wolfe and his handy sidekick, Archie Goodwin. The Silent Speaker 11. cilt/Nero Wolfe.

Stout, Rex. They had been at it for over an hour. There were thirteen of them. Thanks to my foresight with the seating arrangements, there had been no infighting. Thanks to my foresight with the seating arrangements, there had been no infighting om farthest from my desk, the side toward the hall door, with Erskine in the red leather chair. There were six of them: the four who had formed the afternoon delegation, including Winterhoff, who had had an appointment he couldn't break, Hattie Harding, and Don O'Neill.

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Wolfe sighed. "You're missing the whole point. What has been the outstanding fact about this case for a whole week now? What was its peculiar characteristic? This, that the public, the people, had immediately brought the case to trial as usual, without even waiting for an arrest, and instead of the customary prolonged disagreement and dissension regarding various suspects, they reached an immediate verdict. Almost unanimously they convicted - this was the peculiar fact - not an individual, but an organization. The verdict was that the National Industrial Association had murdered Cheney Boone." - Nero Wolfe, clarifying matters for the District Attorney, in The Silent Speaker
Reviews (7)
Nuadabandis
In the classic "locked-room" mystery, nobody could have done it. Stout brilliantly inverts the idea -- a murder which approximately 1500 people could have committed. In other words, the murderer isn't merely hiding, but hiding in plain sight. Normally, I don't care about the "problem of deduction" in a mystery. Character, prose quality, and (I hope) humor interest me more, but this story has become for me the exception to the rule. It's fascinating to see how Stout winnows the field and to finally discover the detective Nero Wolfe's acute insight into behavior which unmasks the villain. Not that the prose is inferior or the humor lacking. This is one of Stout's funniest. Character is never Stout's long suit, however. His observations are sharp, often satirical, but not really deep. You won't care. Stout's narrator and Wolfe's legman, Archie Goodwin, is wonderful company and the relationship between Wolfe and Archie full of farcical business -- in fact, one of the great literary double acts. I prefer them to Holmes and Watson, and that's a very high bar. Stout has hit his stride in this one and shows an almost-casual mastery of prose and plot. A splendid entry in the series. If you've never read it, you're in for a treat.

Global Progression
Stout, the master, makes writing these look easy. It's not. Try it. And he didn't outline! But boy is he good. I've read them all. This one more than twice.

Notice the Strong Female, Smart Female, Powerful Female. Written in 1946! And Mr. Stout was a gentleman who never wrote a sex scene or objectified a woman. Yet Archie was notoriously busy getting busy. Even Fritz gave Archie a wink and a nod when Wolfe wasn't around to chastise. Wink and a nod, eh? A Wink and a Nod, eh? (Monty Python fans will appreciate. Others will remark this was entertaining until 'chastise.')

Xaluenk
In the introduction, well-known author Walter Mosley says, “Archie Goodwin is the distilled optimism of America as it was for more than half of this century”. He added that Archie was “a strong realist voice that was shot through with hope”. Published in1946, just after World War II, “The Silent Speaker” was Rex Stout’s first full-length Nero Wolfe novel since 1940. Stout biographer McAleer said that Stout told him that he liked Wolfe and Archie. “During the war years I missed them”, Stout said. He continued writing Wolfe stories for another thirty years. I’m glad he did.

Sermak Light
How I love this series! Once again Red Stout, via Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, delivers a first class, fascinating mystery that I literally could not put down. This time, the dynamic duo solve two murders and nearly upend the NYPD in the process. The intricate plotting combined with edge-of-your-seat scenes and witty dialogue results in another first class read, not to be missed by any true mystery fan!

Shem
This is often listed as one of the better Nero Wolfe stories in the series. I did enjoy it and agree it's a complex and well done mystery.

I did find it a bit confusing since there's so many people running around and it seemed the ending dragged out in a way similar to The Red Box. This book features a little bit more character development for the Inspector Cramer character and provides a broader view of Wolfe's association with the police.

Jode
One of Stout's best Wolf/Goodwin entries, and considering the esteem I personally accord to the late author and this series, that's a mouthful. A big fan for 50 years, with multiple rereads under my belt, this is one of my personal favorites. I believe it was set in 1946 or so, but aside from the lack of technology (which diminishes the story not one iota), it would be relevant if penned in 2006. I venture to say that this would be an excellent intro to the series if you're a Wolfe virgin, and a slam-dunk if you've dabbed a toe or two previously.

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"The Silent Speaker" is the 11th book in Rex Stout's "Nero Wolfe" series. It was first published in 1946 and is the first of the post World War II books. On the assumption you've read the first 10 books in the series, you know exactly what to expect here: great writing, wonderful language, tongue-in-cheek humor, and a good story. Because I find one of the murders in this book to be particularly nasty, I'd actually like to reduce my rating by a half star. But, since I can't, I'll leave my rating at an Excellent 5 stars out of 5.

This is my first book of Nero Wolfe. I really like Archie Goodwin, Nero is something else, his strict schedule that he doesn't deviate unless it is extremely important to his case.
His deduction reasoning nothing like Sherlock Holmes, but he is remarkable in his own way enough though you never know what his direction is in solving a case.
Archie is a really cool dude, I like his style both personnel and professional.
I had one of the suspect right but no proof. It is a very interesting book of characters.
You should read it!

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