The Nero Wolfe Books

ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
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've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."

Comments

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,801Chief of Staff
    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?
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    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've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,801Chief of Staff
    I've read dozens of Christie books, love them!
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,850MI6 Agent
    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.
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,186MI6 Agent
    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?
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    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. ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
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