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Cordially Invited to Meet Death

Cordially Invited to Meet Death

by Rex Stout

My synopsis:  Bess Huddleston, an eccentric party planner for New York’s elite, approaches Wolfe with a request; to find the culprit behind letters damaging her image. 

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The Twelve Gauge of Christmas

The Twelve Gauge of Christmas

by P.A. Gardinali

It was the old bastard, all right; laying by the fireplace, contorted in an unnatural pose. The streaks of blood ran down from the mantelpiece, which he had likely grabbed in a desperate escape attempt.” A homage to my favorite noir writer of all times.

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The Black Orchids

The Black Orchids

by Rex Stout

It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore”.–The New York Times Book Review.

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Music For The Dead - Luis Gutiérrez Maluenda, Translator Nick Caistor

Private investigator Mike Winowsky has an immense love for both jazz and bourbon. In 1940s New York it often takes him to dangerous spots. For that he carries a .38 and a set of brass knuckles. 228 more words

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Holiday Loves and Quirks - Nero Wolfe

Holiday Loves and Quirks is my mini-blog series for December.  Posts documenting my unique take on Christmas will show up on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  This is a way for me to share the spirit of the holiday with all of you!  349 more words

Books

Mulholland Drive

When I wrote about L.A. Confidential, I confessed that I had never been to Los Angeles (well, other than Disneyland), and had a fascination with the city that could not possibly be the least bit reflective of the reality of L.A., born as it was by my knowingly incorrect assumption that the city is nothing but a strange, hypnotic amalgamation of Raymond Chandler novels, the romance of Old Hollywood, and David Lynch movies — in particular, … 3,928 more words

Film & TV

Pete Reviews Sin City

Sin City (The Complete Series: 7 volumes) by Frank Miller

Describe it in 25 words or less. An amazing graphic novel executed in a gripping high-contrast depicting the underbelly of life of crime and chaos in a seedy city. 244 more words

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