The mother hunt

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The mother hunt (1993, Bantam Books)

208 pages

English language

Published Dec. 30, 1993 by Bantam Books.

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4 stars (1 review)

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4 stars

Good solid Nero Wolfe

The perfect thing to buy for a quarter at the Friends of the Library Used Book Shed, and then spend a lazy day reading and watching the clouds go by.

A good straightforward Nero Wolfe murder mystery, as told by Archie Goodwin as always, who is in fine light-noir form. A couple of bloodless murders of people we don't really know, some tense but ultimately collegial interactions with the police, descriptions of amazing meals, the inevitable sexual tension between Archie and any nearby women, and ultimately the perpetrator brought to justice.

It is if anything too straightforward, no real surprises or twists, but that's not really why we come to Wolfe's brownstone, after all.


  • Wolfe, Nero (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
  • Abandoned children -- Fiction
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction