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  • kb9ree@yahoo.com
    I think he knew better because it would have gotten around that Wolfe had retired and left town. Terry ... From: noreenan2000 Date: 7/14/2013 4:17:55 PM To:
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      I think he knew better because it would have gotten around that Wolfe had retired and left town.
      Terry 
       
       
       
       
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      Date: 7/14/2013 4:17:55 PM
      Subject: [NeroWolfe] Re: In the Best of Families Anyone want to discuss this one.
       
       

      could it have been possible that Zeck thought that Wolfe died from the home made bomb that blew up in the kitchen? I was thinking what could have tripped up Zeck.

      --- In nerowolfe@yahoogroups.com, "kb9ree@..." <kb9ree@...> wrote:
      >
      > That is interesting. I think I would agree, but it did take months for
      > Wolfe to build the character in order to penetrate his security. They did
      > take precautions, except for missing the false bottom on the briefcase, they
      > had done well. Just goes to show that even a top level crook can have
      > problems with his security getting too complacent.
      > Terry
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -------Original Message-------
      >
      > From: noreenan2000
      > Date: 6/29/2013 2:13:03 AM
      > To: nerowolfe@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [NeroWolfe] Re: In the Best of Families Anyone want to discuss this
      > one.
      >
      >
      > I always thought that getting to Zeck would have been more difficult to get
      > to than what was portrayed in the book.
      >
      > --- In nerowolfe@yahoogroups.com, "kb9ree@" <kb9ree@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I did remember most of from before, but I did not have all the details
      > fresh
      > > I think Wolfe had said from the beginning that it was either him or Zeck
      > > that had to die. It would not do to have an imprisoned Zeck who could
      > still
      > > put out hits on those who had betrayed him or disobeyed him.
      > > Terry Powell
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > -------Original Message-------
      > >
      > > From: Jenna Welch
      > > Date: 06/28/13 16:08:26
      > > To: nerowolfe@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [NeroWolfe] Re: In the Best of Families Anyone want to discuss
      > this
      > > one.
      > >
      > >
      > > This was one of my favorites. Seriously, major spoilers to follow here...
      > >
      > > I haven't read it in a while so I hope I'm not too rusty. I enjoyed the
      > > Zeck story line a lot, and I particularly loved how Stout wrote Archie's
      > > angst at discovering Wolfe had decamped the brownstone. I got a little
      > > bored with the "Archie makes a go of solo detective work" bit, though, but
      > > it was WORTH IT for Wolfe's return.
      > >
      > >
      > > I thought the final stuff with Zeck was a bit anti-climactic though. The
      > > idea that in 3 months Wolfe transformed himself into a criminal mastermind
      > > and one of Zeck's right-hand men pushed the limits of belief for me - and
      > > the first time I read the final shootout scene, it happened so quickly
      > that
      > > I actually stopped and re-read a few pages to make sure I didn't miss
      > > anything.
      > >
      > >
      > > Still, one of my favorites.
      > >
      >

       
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