Cramer is merely John Law. In most of his books he doesn't use racial stereotypes and I was disappointed by his portrayal of Native Americans here. So he turned to the profitable Stout School-Banking system for a decade, and then with the breathing room of a small fortune began a career as a serious novelist, in the midst of that phase he hit upon the Nero Wolfe premise which originated as a mild satire of the overactive sleuth so common in tec fiction of that era and grew into its own distinct genre of detective story. Instead, Cramer was more or less a sideline character while the book focused on a woman who was in love with one of the suspects. It's also kind of racist. And once Jean sets him on the right track, he ties everything up neatly. He is the American Agatha Christe.
Carew was undoubtedly one of the strangest victims of a killer's lust - in fact the whole case is one of the most fascinating we have come across, and of course Mr. An Officer and a Lady and Other Stories. Alphabet Hicks is also known as The Sound of Murder. And those skills lead to him getting the proof he needs to close the case. The real work is done by a misfit group of characters.
Cramer is an honest cop, even if his methods are not necessarily laudable. The vive bergère dress had always been arresting, for its green stripes were quite an inch broad, but unti…. It indicated that Stout left behind his family and his second wife, who was in the fabric creation business — much like some of the characters in this book. I don't suppose that it helps that the book is now over 75 years old. The final chapter is a bit silly and overdone, but overall the Jean Farris character carried the story through with a little help from Inspector Cramer making Red Threads an enjoyable 1930s mystery even without Nero Wolfe.
Stout would treat a Native American character by the same name with far more sophistication and respect thirty years later in Death of a Dude. This is the first time I have read it--and probably the last--while I have read all the Wolfe series multiple enjoyable times. Millionaire Val Carew is founded murdered in tomb of his late wife who was an Indian princess. A born gambler, he had gravitated from Oklahoma to Wall Street, and made a pile which he laid at the feet of his wife, a beautiful Indian girl of the Cherokee tribe. But I wouldn't particularly recommend.
Millionaire Val Carew is founded murdered in tomb of his late wife who was an Indian princess. The first is his start in the pulps, with dozens of little articles that spanned genres and returned very little money. The mystery is clever and it was interesting seeing so many of the char Can't believe this is the first Rex Stout book I've added. The mystery is clever and it was interesting seeing so many of the characters that are usually seen as getting in Wolfe's way or rivals being the good guys and shown as competent at their jobs. Not as bad as it could be, but I set a higher standard for Rex Stout.
Not one of Rex Stout's best. Like most Stout Let me say I am an unadulterated fan Nero Wolfe, until recently I this was the only Rex Stout I had read. The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at , the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century. The indians, after killing off the Spanish soldiers, took the red yarn from their clothes and weaved it into their own cloths. This book is so lacking in heft that even the introduction by Robert J. In this book we see Inspector Cramer in all his usual crankiness, called in from vacation to help solve a murder not even in New York City but White Plains.
So, he goes over the all the paperwork and re-interviews people who are suspects. The final phase of his life takes up the last forty years of Stout's career, where he devoted himself to political causes funded by the clockwork release of increasingly formulaic Nero Wolfe Novels. No Archie as it's a non-nero wolfe, but i love the heroine and her best friend--and all the by the way info about native american textiles. The final phase of his life takes up the last forty years of Stout's career, where he devoted himself to political causes funded by the clockwork release of increasingly formulaic Nero Wolfe Novels. Stout would treat a Native American character by the same name with far more sophistication and respect thirty years later in Death of a Dude.
The book is written in the third person, and I didn't realize how much I would miss the voice of Archie Goodwin narrating the story. You know how Archie says in every book, practically, how he'll be watching the suspects' Not one of Rex Stout's best. It's also kind of racist. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. No Archie as it's a non-nero wolfe, but i love the heroine and her best friend--and all the by the way info about native american textiles. We stared at the odd garment and wondered what it was for.