Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe Mysteries) by Rex Stout PDF
By Rex Stout
A remarkably infrequent black orchid at a flower convey lures Nero Wolfe from his cozy brownstone. yet sooner than the detective and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, can cease and odor the roses, a diabolically bold homicide places a blight at the complaints. The assassin to be weeded out is well no longer a garden-variety killer. Wolfe should also throw his significant weight into one other thorny case, this one regarding a wealthy society widow bedeviled through poison-pen letters -- and a toxic plot as black as Wolfe's orchids with roots much more twisted. "Like the orchids he so avidly cultivates, Nero Wolfe is considered one of secret writing's such a lot prized ornamentals." (B-O-T Editorial evaluation Board)
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Especially a nervous man like you," he said sarcastically. "What were you doing there? " "I brought Mr. " "You know damn well he didn't. He never goes anywhere on a case. " "For the same reason that other people were. " "Did you know Miss Tracy? " "No," Wolfe said. Cramer resumed with me. "And smelling the cordite and seeing the hole in the moss and feeling the one in his head, how did you figure someone had shot him? " I grinned at him. "If you're not careful you'll trap me again. At the moment I didn't do much figuring, but that was over an hour ago and you know what my brain is when it gets started.
Hewitt, frowning, nodded without enthusiasm, and moved toward the door to the anteroom with Wolfe at his heels. "Come, Archie," Wolfe said. Purley blocked me. " "The other end of the anteroom," Hewitt said. " Purley hated it. He did hate it. Me detained and going through doors like that. He didn't even smile when I playfully stuck a thumb in his ribs as I went by. The room at the other end of the anteroom wasn't much more than a cubbyhole, with one window, a couple of small wooden tables, and four wooden chairs.
The dick stood with his shoulders straight. He was the military type. " "I did," Pete spoke up. " "I am Pete Arango. I work for Updegraff Nurseries. That's my boss there, Mr. Updegraff. " "Cookies. I eat cookies. " "Okay. You eat cookies. " "I saw her opening that door. Rucker and Dill. " Pete shook his head. " "No, I went to my locker and got the cookies, and she must have gone away because when I came back she wasn't there. Then when I got back on the floor and saw-" Cramer turned to the young woman.
Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe Mysteries) by Rex Stout