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Too Many Women

Too Many Women - Rex Stout A case of fatal hit-and-run with a victim being an employee of an engineering supply company seems to satisfy everybody including the police of being really a random hit-and-run. The problem is another employee of the same company who is convinced it was a murder. He is making such big noise that it began affecting the company image. Nero Wolfe takes the case to get to the bottom of this, but because he practically never leaves his home Archie Goodwin is hired as a replacement for the late guy to get the inside scoop of the company going-ons. He realizes he is surrounded by a lot of women in the company, probably much more than he would like.

A lot of reviewers did not like this book much because Nero Wolfe plays a very small part in the book while Archie Goodwin takes more prominent role in the investigation. I agree that the brilliant interaction between two detectives is much less prominent here, but the novel also shows Goodwin as a competent investigator on his own right. He does not have deduction skills of Wolfe's, but as an action man he is still quite capable. His description of the company's bureaucracy is priceless and still can be applied to modern times almost 60 years after the book was published.

The rating is 4 stars thanks to Archie Goodwin's wit and abilities.

This review is a copy/paste of my LeafMarks one: https://www.leafmarks.com/lm/#/users/10968/books/371188/review