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Topic: The Nero Wolfe Books

Having Bond give a shout out in OHMSS to the Nero Wolfe Books
" I rather enjoy them myself, Sir "  I know Rex Stout was a friend
of Fleming's, but Know little about the Nero Wolfe Books.
  Would there be any fans of them here ?  or advice on where to start.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Apologies if this is already a thread, I did search but found nothing

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Re: The Nero Wolfe Books

I don't think there's a previous thread.
I did read one of the books years ago, but didn't pursue any more. There have been several TV series based on Nero Wolfe over the years- don't know if you've seen any of those?

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No I have seen nothing of him. So don't know if it's worth investing any time in
reading the books ? Although I have read several murder mystery books from
Agatha Christie, mainly the Miss Marple books.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Re: The Nero Wolfe Books

I've read dozens of Christie books, love them!

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I’ve never read or seen anything with Nero Wolfe. As for Nero Wolfe sales in my bookshop, I had a small but loyal clientele for those titles.

Agatha Christie was the opposite, lots of collectors, many who wanted 1st editions when I could get them.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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Re: The Nero Wolfe Books

I read at least one of his books when I was a lad.
Can't remember the plots, but I do remember the character.

Nero Wolfe is a New Yorker, living in a nice brownstone in midtown Manhattan. He's a big lazy indulgent guy who enjoys gourmet food and spends all his time in the greenhouse raising orchids. His version of Watson is a character named Archie Goodwin, which I always found confusing because that is also the real life name of a comic book writer who wrote for Vampirella and Marvel Comics in the 1970s. but I gather the fictional Archie Goodwin came first, and there's no relation.

and that's all I can recall.
But I like when Fleming gives these shout-outs. Like the one to Eric Ambler in FRWL. What other shout-outs did Fleming give his fellow authors?

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Thanks everyone, I might try a couple on Kindle to see if I'd enjoy them.
"He's a big lazy indulgent guy who enjoys gourmet food"
If fast food can count as Gourmet, we might have been separated at birth.  ajb007/wink

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.