March 27, 2004

Rex Stout, Trouble in Triplicate: This is one of my favorite of the many Stout short-story collections (usually identifiable by the "three" or "four" in the title, e.g., Three for the Chair, And Four to Go..., these books are the sources for the majority of the A&E episodes). The humor is sharp, the secondary characters vivid and amusing, and the clues are reasonably available in the text. These stories also have some historical interest; they're all set in and around the WWII period and so have a stronger period flavor than most of the Wolfe books. (In one, Wolfe lands himself in a ridiculous predicament trying to grab hold of some steak during a meat shortage!) Definitely worth picking up.

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