Might as Well Be Dead

Might as Well Be Dead

27th in the Nero Wolfe Series

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herald gave his only son, Paul, a very raw deal. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to track Paul down so that he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn't want to be found ... and what if he's the same P.H. who's currently on trial for cold-blooded murder? Its a case that will draw the great detective and his dedicated sidekick, Archie Goodwin, into a sticky web of deceit one that will tax their resources to the utmost, and even cost them one of their own.
Published: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007.
ISBN: 9781415939918
1415939918
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Additional Contributors: Prichard, Michael (Michael J.)

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Mar 02, 2018

An old-fashioned "who-done-it." I was wondering about all the leading characters, including "PH" in jail, to almost the very end. Set in the mid 1950s. Eleven years ago, "PH" as a young man, was falsely accused by his father of stealing from the family hardware company in Nebraska and he fled to New York. He was later cleared and the father has hired Nero Wolfe to find him. Wolfe and Archie Goodwin soon realize he is siting in jail waiting to be sentenced for murder under a different name. It comes with the usual inept police, Wolfe-ian idiosyncrasies, Archie-ian irreverent comments about his boss, and a little romance. Watch for Rex Stout making a play on words with "de-camp." I listened to the book and the audio reader, Michael Pritchard, is perfect for this series.

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