The Last Drive

And Other Stories
Author(s): Rex Stout
Original Publish Date: May 26, 2015
Product Number: EB00607165
Released: May 26, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453293560
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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.

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