The sexes battle, the head feuds with emotions it cannot control, and crime extorts and strikes and kills but does not pay in this collection of stories by Rex Stout at the outset of his celebrated career in mystery and suspense. Again and again in these tales taken from the pages of the pulps that first published him, Stout proves himself a master of the sudden reversal and unexpected revelation as he probes the thwarted heart and criminal mind.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: An Officer and a Lady... indeed!, February 25, 2003 Reviewer: waxwarrior from traverse city, mi United States i have been a Rex Stout fan for years but found my interest waning in Archie Goodwin's sarcasm and Nero Wolfe's pettishness. So i tried 2 different books: Under the Andes which is AWFUL and htis book which was surprisingly DELIGHTFUL! Several short stories, carefully written, with a twist in each one. They have a hint of O. Henry's influence possibly? i would highly recommend it to anyone who likes short stories, surprise endings, or just simple stories of humanity.