A Family Affair (Nero Wolfe, Book 46) by Rex Stout

By Rex Stout

Unique booklet: 1975

When a bomb kills his favourite waiter from his favourite eating place, sedentary sleuth and gourmet Nero Wolfe is decided to visit any size to discover the killer.

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His beloved Rose could do no wrong. Not far up the mountain we saw the bloodroot, a lacy white patch littered with dead leaves. Wild Rose stepped out of the trees near the scattering of flowers and stood looking down at us, tail switching. Her beauty took my breath away. “I don’t believe I’ve ever seen her stray this far from home,” Mark said. “She must be looking for something to eat up here that she’s not getting in the pasture. ” Wild Rose blinked at us indifferently for another second or two, then lowered her head to crop at the mossy grass beside the patch of bloodroot.

There was a pair of black eyes looking out at me. I wanted to back away from the fire but my legs wasn’t no use anymore. Then a straight nose and a fine mouth and some waving locks of coal black hair formed out of the smoke. I got so scared I couldn’t breathe. When I finally found my legs I scrambled away from that fire and ran. I yanked down my bloomers and squatted to make water in the grass before I wet all over myself. Myrtle came to check on me and I tried not to cry as we walked back to the fire.

He took me by the arm and dragged me down a glass-littered path, past a heap of charred garbage and an old mattress spilling stuffing. Finally we came to the edge of the lot, where dark trees crowded close to a rickety board fence. I wanted to cry, but didn’t let myself. I could see the bones ahead, glimmering white in a mess of green vines. The boy steered me roughly by the shoulders until the skeleton was at my toes. He wanted me to be afraid, but the dog bones weren’t so bad once I saw them close up.

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