IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

The Black Mountain

de Rex Stout

Altres autors: Mira la secció altres autors.

Sèrie: Nero Wolfe (24)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
6292327,513 (3.85)65
A remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show lures Nero Wolfe from his comfortable brownstone. But before the detective and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, can stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder puts a blight on the proceedings. The murderer to be weeded out is definitely not a garden-variety killer. Wolfe must also throw his considerable weight into another thorny case, this one involving a rich society widow bedeviled by poison-pen letters--and a poisonous plot as black as Wolfe's orchids with roots even more twisted.… (més)
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 65 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 23 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Wolfe goes abroad on a cold war spy mission. Of sorts. Kind of. Not a good story. Fails on so many levels. ( )
  bratell | Dec 25, 2020 |
Sometimes mystery writers try to go outside their area and put beloved characters into a spy novel rather than a mystery. Sometimes it works, but not this time. The whole mystique of Nero Wolfe is that he never leaves his house. Putting him in a physically demanding setting and having Archie handicapped by language issues makes for a frustrating story. It was comforting to know that Archie was equally frustrated. ( )
  Colleen5096 | Oct 29, 2020 |
The Black Mountain (1954) (Nero Wolfe #24) by Rex Stout. When the closest friend that Nero Wolfe ever had is murdered, the detective vows to find the killer. That it would involve sending Archie to Montenegro, where Wolfe was born, would seem extreme. But Wolfe himself leaves his favorite chair, travels about New York on the night the body was discovered, and ends up climbing mountains and fighting Russians in Albania.
The seemingly impossible happens. Wolfe, loyal to his friends, deadly to his enemies, takes on this mission of retribution seeking the killer no matter the cost to himself.
Fans of Wolfe and Goodwin are used to the latter doing all the footwork. Here, despite his massive size and lack of conditioning, Wolfe is compelled to face all odds and all enemies in an undercover operation in the torn world of Yugoslavia and the Balkans.
It is wonderful to read about true loyalty. ( )
  TomDonaghey | Aug 26, 2020 |
While this entry in the Nero Wolfe series is more of a thriller than a mystery, it also features Wolfe voluntarily leaving his New York brownstone to return to his native Montenegro in order to find the killer of his close friend Marko Vukcic. As Archie comments, he and Wolfe end up exchanging positions (primarily because Archie doesn't speak Italian or Serbian or any other foreign language). ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 11, 2019 |
Kudos to Rex Stout for grappling with the Poirot Problem: What do you do when your series detective, to whom you whimsically gave an exotic foreign background, becomes so popular that fans demand to know about his past? Agatha Christie created Ariadne Oliver to vent. Stout tops her by killing off Nero Wolfe's oldest friend, forcing the sedentary sleuth not just out of his house but onto a plane to Montenegro.

This has to be the oddest book in the Wolfe/Goodwin series. Nero Wolfe, the legendary couch potato, transformed to a mountain goat? Archie -- posing as his son -- carries the luggage along with the narrative, which he's reconstructed after the fact from Wolfe's translations. I learned more than I could absorb about the geography and politics of that volatile region, which would soon explode into larger wars than the one our sleuths must navigate. The story is action-packed, full of disguises, deceptions, betrayals, and violence, suspenseful all the way back to New York.

So, more of a thriller than a Golden Age mystery. No women, except for the occasional glimpsed-from-afar wife or daughter. I enjoyed The Black Mountain, and I'd love to ask Rex Stout how he came to write it, but I'll be happy to rejoin Wolfe and Goodwin in Manhattan. ( )
1 vota CarolVerburg | Dec 4, 2016 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 23 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (6 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Rex Stoutautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Prichard, MichaelNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Rönn, Olli-PekkaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sandberg, MechthildTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

Pertany a aquestes sèries

Pertany a aquestes col·leccions editorials

Vampiro (275)
Öölane (122)
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
WARNING

In a way this is a phony.
That was the one and only time Nero Wolfe had seen the inside of the morgue.
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

A remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show lures Nero Wolfe from his comfortable brownstone. But before the detective and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, can stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder puts a blight on the proceedings. The murderer to be weeded out is definitely not a garden-variety killer. Wolfe must also throw his considerable weight into another thorny case, this one involving a rich society widow bedeviled by poison-pen letters--and a poisonous plot as black as Wolfe's orchids with roots even more twisted.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Biblioteca llegada: Rex Stout

Rex Stout té una Biblioteca llegada. Les Biblioteques llegades són biblioteques personals de lectors famosos, introduïdes per membres de LibraryThing del grup Legacy Libraries.

Mira el perfil llegat de Rex Stout.

Pàgina d'autor de Rex Stout.

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.85)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 8
2.5 1
3 31
3.5 7
4 45
4.5 7
5 32

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 155,505,220 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible