HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.
Hide this

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

The Mother Hunt af Rex Stout
Indlæser...

The Mother Hunt (original 1963; udgave 1993)

af Rex Stout (Forfatter), Marilyn Wallace (Introduktion)

Serier: Nero Wolfe (38)

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
7921421,385 (3.96)40
When an abandoned baby is left on her doorstep, the young socialite widow knows only too well the identity of the father: her deceased philanderer of a husband. But who is the mother? The case seems like child's play to Nero Wolfe, until the first dead body. While the police nurse their grudges against him, and the widow nurses Archie, the genius sleuth and his sidekick look for the hand that rocked the cradle. But nothing can pacify the killer, who's found the formula for murder--and is determined to milk it for all it's worth. Introduction by Marilyn Wallace "It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore."--The New York Times Book Review   A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained--and puzzled--millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.… (mere)
Medlem:JohnNienart
Titel:The Mother Hunt
Forfattere:Rex Stout (Forfatter)
Andre forfattere:Marilyn Wallace (Introduktion)
Info:Crimeline (1993), 224 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:***
Nøgleord:mystery-thriller-crime, GR2021

Detaljer om værket

Tæl på knapperne af Rex Stout (1963)

Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 40 omtaler

Viser 1-5 af 14 (næste | vis alle)
I liked this story, but can someone explain to me why Stout's female characters feel so off. I think it's because the author writes more men than women so all his women really sound like men. The plot of this one centers on a baby. Recent widow Lucy Valdon come to Wolfe with a pickle of a problem. One night a few weeks earlier she recieved a call late at night telling her she had something outside her vestibule. Turns out to be a baby, with a note attached telling her the father was her late husband. Now she needs to find the mother, and of course that leads to nothing but trouble. ( )
  Colleen5096 | Oct 29, 2020 |
This book is one of the few entries in the Nero Wolfe series in which it truly seems like Wolfe will be stymied. Of course, as any fan knows, that isn't going to happen but it takes quite long for him to figure out how to crack the case. On one hand, it was somewhat interesting to see all the dead ends Archie, with the assistance of Saul, Fred & Orrie, have to comb through but, on the other hand, it did make this book a bit less exciting. Still, it was an easy book to complete in an evening and Archie & Wolfe are always enjoyable to read about. ( )
  leslie.98 | Apr 8, 2020 |
I've read plenty of Nero and Archie short story homages, and I love them, but it's such an absolute pleasure to go back to the originals. So damn good. ( )
  Craftini | Jun 20, 2019 |
What can I see Nero Wolfe leaves the brownstone. . . of course it's good. In this outing Nero's client is a widow of 9 months who has a baby dropped on her doorstep and she wants to know who the mother is and by identifying the mother if it's possible that her former husband could be the father.

Good mystery but what keeps me reading these stories is all about Wolfe and Archie, how they interact and how others play out in their lives. ( )
  mmoj | Mar 2, 2017 |
Continuing with my Archie Goodwin flirtation, I would have to rank Mother Hunt below Silent Speaker, even though I love Archie's romance with the client, Lucy Valdon. I'm not sure if Stout's books hit a peak around the 1950s - this novel was published in the 60s - but I think I prefer the earlier stories, or Archie just fits better in less liberal decades.

Anyway! Wolfe and Archie are employed to find the mother of a baby left on a widowed woman's doorstep, with a note claiming that her late husband was the father. All well and good, but the solution requires a little too much waffle from the suspects (and Wolfe naturally) to explain, and I didn't buy into the whole 'women like babies' set-up that Wolfe devises to find the mother. Stick a puppy or a kitten in the pram, and I'd be right over, but a baby? And what would have happened if the mother just really didn't want anything more to do with the child she gave away? But this is Wolfe, and women are predictable, so she falls into the trap.

Lucy and Archie are cute together, and Archie more or less states openly that they are seeing each other - he spends the night with her on at least two occasions - which is enough to worry Wolfe, also cute. A good mystery for the team, but the revelation is a let-down. ( )
  AdonisGuilfoyle | Apr 13, 2016 |
Viser 1-5 af 14 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse

» Tilføj andre forfattere (6 mulige)

Forfatter navnRolleHvilken slags forfatterVærk?Status
Rex Stoutprimær forfatteralle udgaverberegnet
Prichard, MichaelFortællermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Wallace, MarilynIntroduktionmedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Information fra den norske Almen Viden. Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige steder
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Indskrift
Tilegnelse
Første ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
When the doorbell rang a little after eleven that Tuesday morning in early June and I went to the hall and took a look throught the one-way glass panel in the front doo, I saw what, or whom, I expected to se: a face a little too narrow, gray eyes a little too big, and a figure a little too thin for the best curves.
Citater
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
"Do you like eggs?"
She laughed. She looked at me, so I laughed too.
Wolfe scowled. "Confound it, are eggs comical? Do you know how to scramble eggs, Mrs. Valdon?"
"Yes, of course."
"To use Mr. Goodwin's favorite locution, one will get you ten that you don't. I'll scramble eggs for your breakfast and we'll see. Tell me forty minutes before you're ready."
Her eyes widened. "Forty minutes?"
"Yes. I knew you didn't know."
No man with any sense assumes that a woman's words mean to her exactly what they mean to him.
Sidste ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
(Klik for at vise Advarsel: Kan indeholde afsløringer.)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Originalsprog
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk (1)

When an abandoned baby is left on her doorstep, the young socialite widow knows only too well the identity of the father: her deceased philanderer of a husband. But who is the mother? The case seems like child's play to Nero Wolfe, until the first dead body. While the police nurse their grudges against him, and the widow nurses Archie, the genius sleuth and his sidekick look for the hand that rocked the cradle. But nothing can pacify the killer, who's found the formula for murder--and is determined to milk it for all it's worth. Introduction by Marilyn Wallace "It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore."--The New York Times Book Review   A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained--and puzzled--millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

Efterladte bibliotek: Rex Stout

Rex Stout har et Efterladt bibliotek. Efterladte Biblioteker er de personlige biblioteker fra berømte læsere, registreret af medlemmer fra gruppen Legacy Libraries som er det engelske udtryk for Efterladte Biblioteker.

Se Rex Stout's efterladte profil.

Se Rex Stouts forfatterside.

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (3.96)
0.5
1
1.5
2 5
2.5 1
3 20
3.5 10
4 59
4.5 4
5 29

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 163,112,031 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig