The Last Drive: And Other Stories by Rex Stout

The Last Drive: And Other Stories

byRex StoutEditorIra Brad Matetsky

Paperback | May 26, 2015

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Eleven early tales of mystery, murder, and mayhem from the creator of Nero Wolfe.

When Colonel Phillips begins his final game of golf, his greatest problem in life is that he has begun to slice the ball. Playing with his lawyer and nephews, Phillips fights his way back into the game and is on the verge of victory when he keels over. He clutches his chest, mumbles a few words, and is dead in minutes. The doctor has no doubt: The colonel was poisoned. Finding the culprit falls to the president of the golf club, amateur detective Canby Rankin, who will do whatever it takes to find the killer on the links.
 
Written nearly a century ago, “The Last Drive” is now available for the first time in book form. Clever, charming, and absolutely baffling, it is the tale that inspired the first Nero Wolfe novel, Fer-de-Lance, and along with the other stories in this volume represents the early efforts of a modern genius.  
Rex Stout (1886–1975) is one of the most beloved mystery novelists of all time, best known for creating the corpulent genius Nero Wolfe. Born in Indiana, Stout was a child arithmetic prodigy who spent his leisure time reading every book in his father’s twelve-hundred-thousand-volume library. After two years in the navy&mdas...
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Title:The Last Drive: And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:294 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:294 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.68 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:MysteriousPress.com/Open RoadLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1504011341

ISBN - 13:9781504011341

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Editorial Reviews

“Nero Wolfe towers over his rivals. . . . He is an exceptional character creation.” —The New Yorker
 
“It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.” —The New York Times Book Review