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Rädda herrars klubb (1935)

av Rex Stout

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Serier: Nero Wolfe (2)

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Fiction. Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:Paul Chapin??s college cronies never quite forgave themselves for instigating the tragic prank that left their friend a twisted cripple. Yet with their hazing days at Harvard far behind them, they had every reason to believe that Paul himself had forgiven them??until a class reunion ends in a fatal fall, and the poems, swearing deadly retribution, begin to arrive. Now this league of frightened men is desperate for Nero Wolfe??s help. But are Wolfe??s brilliance and Archie??s tenacity enough to outwit a killer so cunning he can plot and execute in plain sight?
 
Introduction by Robert Goldsborough
 
??It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.???The New York Times Book Review
 
A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America??s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained??and puzzled??millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inim
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Wolfe on the Prowl
Review of the Bantam Kindle eBook edition (April 28, 2010) of the Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. hardcover original (August 14, 1935)

The roof of the old brownstone house on West Thirty-fifth Street where he had lived for twenty years, and me with him for the last seven of them, was glassed in and partitioned into rooms where varying conditions of temperature and humidity were maintained—by the vigilance of Theodore Horstmann—for the ten thousand orchids that lined the benches and shelves.


This is my second read of a Nero Wolfe mystery and I do not enjoy this character or his Watson. Wolfe is arrogant about his deductive powers, obsessed about orchids, beer and food and gives the appearance of being mostly disinterested in justice. A lot of that arrogance rubs off on Archie Goodwin who does the legwork for the housebound detective while running about town in his “roadster” (I don’t remember the specific car model ever being identified). Quirky and confident is not always appealing.

This case begins with the deaths of two Harvard alumni in suspicious circumstances. A large group of Harvard men had brought about the crippling fall of a Harvard freshman in a hazing incident. This same group now thinks that the disabled man, who has become a popular author in the meantime, is taking his late revenge on them all. First by committing the murders and then by following them up with threatening notes.

The mercenary Wolfe brings all of these frightened men together as the league of the title and proposes to them that he will solve their various fears and concerns for fees which will be adjusted to each man’s ability to pay. Most of them agree, and you already suspect that the situation is not quite what it appears to be. In a sense, Wolfe is scamming his clients. Saying anything further would be a spoiler.

See cover at https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/...
The cover of the first edition hardcover published by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. in 1935. Image sourced from Goodreads.

Although I usually enjoy reading classics from the Golden Age of Crime, the Nero Wolfe mysteries don’t provide enough enjoyable protagonists or sufficient mystery for me to continue the series.

On the Berengaria Ease of Solving Scale® I would rate this as a 3 out of 10, i.e. "a reasonably easy solve", as it becomes evident fairly early on that Wolfe’s explanation for the situation is going to be drastically different from what the plot seems to suggest.

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See poster at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/98/League_of_frightened_men.jpg
Promotional poster for the 1937 film adaptation. Image sourced from Wikipedia.

This 2nd Nero Wolfe book was adapted as the 2nd Nero Wolfe film The League of Frightened Men (1937) directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Walter Connolly as Nero Wolfe. You can see the entire film on YouTube here. Author Rex Stout disliked the film’s portrayals of his characters so much that he refused permission for further screen adaptations for over 30 years until a first Italian language TV series adaptation in 1969 and then several TV movies & series thereafter. ( )
  alanteder | Feb 19, 2024 |
I’m becoming quite fond of the Nero Wolfe novels. This one was perhaps not quite as satisfying as the first one: I was barely interested in any of the characters save our protagonists and the cab driver; most were too shallowly rendered and the ones who weren’t were not likable. But it was a compelling ride and a fine read. ( )
  nillacat | Nov 8, 2023 |
Archie - disse Wolfe all’improvviso. - Ad attendere quanto basta, si finirebbe col sapere tutto quello che c’e’ da sapere, a questo mondo. (11)

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  NewLibrary78 | Jul 22, 2023 |
One of the harder to find in the series, this one has one of the best plots. A must read for mystery fans. ( )
  P-Rae | May 20, 2023 |
What does a good private detective do when clients are scarce? He uses his skills to find clients! A newspaper article about an obscenity case in which the book’s author claims to have committed a murder leads to a potentially very lucrative case for Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin. The author in question had been injured in a hazing incident at Harvard. The group of men responsible for his injury had formed a league to atone for their youthful sin. Two league members had died recently, and other league members received threatening poems following the deaths. All of the men are edgy, and their nervousness increases after another of their number disappears. Wolfe will match wits with a very clever suspect who has managed to commit murders while being closely watched without leaving a trace of evidence.

Wolfe’s esoteric eccentricities and Archie’s sarcasm are a great combination. The Depression provides a backdrop for this case, as does New York City. Several of the league members are hard up for work, as are Wolfe, Archie, and several of the detectives they frequently employ to assist with the leg work. It may read like a period piece now, but it probably seemed very modern to Stout’s contemporaries. ( )
  cbl_tn | May 27, 2022 |
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I do read books, but I never yet got any real satisfaction out of one; I always have a feeling there's nothing alive about it, it's all dead and gone, what's the use, you might as well try to enjoy yourself on a picnic in a graveyard.
Wolfe asked me once why the Devil I ever pretended to read a book, and I told him for cultural reasons, and he said I might as well forgo the pains, that culture was like money, it comes easiest to those who need it least.
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Fiction. Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:Paul Chapin??s college cronies never quite forgave themselves for instigating the tragic prank that left their friend a twisted cripple. Yet with their hazing days at Harvard far behind them, they had every reason to believe that Paul himself had forgiven them??until a class reunion ends in a fatal fall, and the poems, swearing deadly retribution, begin to arrive. Now this league of frightened men is desperate for Nero Wolfe??s help. But are Wolfe??s brilliance and Archie??s tenacity enough to outwit a killer so cunning he can plot and execute in plain sight?
 
Introduction by Robert Goldsborough
 
??It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.???The New York Times Book Review
 
A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America??s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained??and puzzled??millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inim

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