Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Golden Spiders / Nero wolfe

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 07 Mar 2000

I agree with James' remark (I however never liked much the detecting duo of Stout- maybe red the wrong ones when I was younger...)

Even if their "mania" seem humorous or amusing, they always appeared to me as a lame effort of the cosies trying to look over the wrong side of the street... where those alleys are so dirty. So its normal you send somebody else... isn't it!

I never counted these Nero Wolfe stories as part of the HB leage.

I do not speak here about the TV film Golden Spiders of course, but strictly about the novels.

E.Borgers Hard-boiled Mysteries

--- James Rogers <> wrote:
> I like Nero Wolfe stories pretty well, but if
> we are going to
> consider him hardboiled, then we owe big apologies
> to Sue Grafton. We also
> need to schedule some nice, tough Margery Allingham
> on the reading list. I
> mean, this stuff is as cozy as they come, right down
> to the eccentric
> detective, the preposterous clues, and the obsession
> for food/flowers. I
> actually thought that Philo Vance, Miss Marple, and
> Wolfe kind of defined
> the genre.
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