Champagne for One (Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
3 journalers for this copy...
Yesterday BCinDC made an excursion to The Book Thing of Baltimore to stock up on books to give away next weekend at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. This is one of the ones I brought home. I quite enjoy Nero Wolfe books, so I may have to read this before giving it away.
Journal Entry 2
Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion and Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Sunday, May 13, 2012
Released 7 yrs ago (5/19/2012 UTC) at Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion and Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
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This book, along with many others, will be distributed for free by members of the local Book Crossing group, BCinDC, at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. -- This little mystery is rather well done, with a supposedly impossible crime and an interesting twist or two.
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Journal Entry 3
Taneytown, Maryland USA on Sunday, May 20, 2012
I brought this home today from the Gaithersburg Book Festival. It was one of only about 50 books left over. I thought this looked like a likely candidate for an OBCZ release. Thanks 6of8! Nice to see you today!
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Taneytown, Maryland USA on Monday, August 20, 2012
I don't think I've ever read one of Rex Stout's mysteries before, so I decided to take this opportunity. I've heard of his luscious food descriptions, and there was a bit of this here, although most of the story centered around the aftermath of a swanky dinner party. An acquaintance of Archie's calls him at the last minute, and asks him to take his spot at a dinner party as a cavalier to be introduced to some young ladies who've previously been residents at a home for unwed mothers. The dinner party is given by the owner of the home, and is meant as a bit of a step up for the young ladies. The scandal is who is the father of the baby of the young lady who is murdered, and of course, who committed the crime (or was it, since she'd threatened to commit suicide and had a container of cyanide in her purse).
Nero Wolfe is at his logical and deductive best. This is a later story in the series; I know if I find any more of them I'd love to read them, especially the earlier ones where the characters and formulae for the mysteries are still being developed.
I enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing, 6of8! This will be going into a small box I'm going to send out as a RABCK in a couple of months.
Journal Entry 5
Westminster, Maryland USA on Monday, June 04, 2018
Sadly, MaryZee passed suddenly in September 2012. MaryZee's daughter is now ready to rehome her mom's books and I was willing to collect and redistribute them to keep her literary legacy alive.
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Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, September 20, 2018
MaryZee was an enthusiastic evangelist for BookCrossing and is badly missed by those who knew her. I am proud to be able to have called her my friend, and am honored to be able share her books with the world.
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Bright Horizons Preschool in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Released 9 mos ago (9/20/2018 UTC) at Bright Horizons Preschool in Alexandria, Virginia USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Left on one of the benches next to the playground, on the Jamison Ave. side of the building.
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