"I went on by to the kitchen, and was served by Fritz with what do you think? Corn fritters . . . with bacon and homemade blackberry jam they were ambrosia." The speaker is Archie Goodwin; the Fritz in question is Nero Wolfe's estimable chef; the recipe for corn fritters is just one of hundreds put together by a team of dedicated (and hungry) editors at Viking Press in this paperback edition of a book that belongs on every mystery lover's shelf. Even if you never cook any of the dishes, there are splendid period photographs and quotes on every page to make you remember how much fun it was to get involved in Rex Stout's perfectly-shaped, fictional world. Some selected Nero Wolfes in paperback are And Be a Villain, Death of a Doxy, Fer-De-Lance, The Golden Spiders, In the Best Families, and Three at Wolfe's Door.
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