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Old 03-02-2011, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Lynn Bodoni View Post
I love Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books. However, I've read some of his stories that don't feature Archie and Nero, and I found them to be distinctly mediocre.

You have to read Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharon MacCrumb, if you can find it, especially if you are an SF fan. It's dated, but it's still good.

I loved the Dream Park series by Larry Niven, but you'll find them in the SF section, as Niven is primarily an SF writer who uses mysteries and puzzles in his stories. I'm re-reading Flatlander, which is a series of short stories about a detective in the future.
Yes, the other series aren't anywhere near as good (the one book staring Inspector Cramer is OK). Nor are the "continued after death" books by Goldsborough, altho the first one is not bad.

Good book, but a bit of a one-hit-wonder.

There's also the Asey Mayo (aka Codfish Sherlock) mysteries, which are nice as period/location pieces. (around WWII and Cape Cod).