Her Forbidden Knight

by Rex Stout | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0786704446 Global Overview for this book
Registered by DameEdna of Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on 1/15/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by DameEdna from Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Sunday, January 15, 2006
From Library Journal
This is the first hardcover edition of an early Stout mystery that was brought back as a mass-market paperback in 1997. An early work in Stout's career, this pre-Nero Wolfe mystery was first serialized in All Story during the 1920s. The plot follows innocent Lila Williams who accidentally gets involved with counterfeiters. Severn House books can be ordered at a discount at 800-830-3044.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist
What a pleasant surprise for Stout fans. A hitherto-unpublished work has been uncovered, and the book is a prime example of why Stout's popularity has endured. A motley gang of gentlemanly ne'er-do-wells hangs about in the lobby of Manhattan's Lamartine Hotel, casting ardor-filled glances at beauteous Miss Lila Williams and regaling each other with tales of their impressive--and mostly fictional--exploits. The gentlemen know Miss Lila would never return their admiration, but at least they can protect her from less well intentioned swains. Imagine their chagrin when handsome John Knowlton arrives on the scene and immediately gains Lila's doe-eyed admiration. When the gang finds a shady secret in his past, they try to force him to vamoose. What happens next is touching, sweet, funny, and thoroughly delightful. Stout transports readers back to a time when the world seemed more innocent, a man's good name was a valuable asset, and happily-ever-after was a reasonable goal. An unexpected treasure from one of the grand masters of mystery, this vintage Stout is a fine acquisition for all collections. Emily Melton --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Journal Entry 2 by DameEdna from Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Interesting because it is such an early writing of Stout's. Very dated, but in some ways that's what makes it enjoyable; old-style New York City. I didn't see the kind of foreshadowing of Nero Wolfe or Archie Goodwin as I expected.

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Journal Entry 4 by HallieK from Austin, Texas USA on Saturday, March 15, 2008
Got this in the mail today and can't wait to read it. I think it should be quite interesting since it's such an early work. Thanks so much for sharing this with me Dame Edna!

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