WhoDunnits Book Discussion: Fer-de-Lance & The League of Frightened Men
June 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Fer-de-LanceThe fer-de-lance is among the most deadly snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, his partner, Archie Goodwin, suspects it means Wolfe is getting close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. But this is a case with more twists than an angry rattler…and if Wolfe doesn’t handle it with extreme care, he’ll be the next one struck by a killer with poison in his heart.The League of Frightened Men
Paul Chapin’s Harvard cronies never forgave themselves for the hazing prank that left their friend a cripple. Yet they believed that Paul himself had forgiven them—until a class reunion ends in death and a series of poems promising more of the same. Now this league of frightened men is desperate for Nero Wolfe’s help. But can even the great detective outwit a killer smart enough to commit an unseen murder…in plain sight?
We’ll also be handing out copies of The Big Sleep, our July title.
WhoDunnits is a discussion group devoted to mysteries and following a yearlong program of books and movies around a single topic. We’ll have featured titles some months, and do themes with title suggestions other months. We’ll also hold occasional movie showings. This year we’re taking a look at the Golden Age of Mysteries, the period between the wars that saw an explosion of cozy British country house murders, dark detection by damaged detectives, and noble amateurs whimsically solving crimes. This era produced mystery legends like Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Dashiell Hammett, Ngaio Marsh — and even influenced writers working today.
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