By Rex Stout

Unique e-book; 1968

Hired to find Amy Denovo's long-lost father, Nero Wolfe and his assistant, Archie Goodwin, detect that the lacking guy has a perilous and hazardous mystery to conceal.

Show description

Read or Download The Father Hunt (Nero Wolfe, Book 43) PDF

Best detective fiction books

Finch (Ambergris, Book 3)

In Finch, mysterious underground population referred to as the grey caps have reconquered the failed fable nation Ambergris and positioned it below martial legislation. they've got disbanded condo Hoegbotton and are controlling the human population with unusual addictive medicinal drugs, internment in camps, and random acts of terror.

Area 10

In long island urban, a killer often called "Henry The Eighth" leaves a path of decapitated corpses — conserving the severed heads to exploit for unknown reasons. NYPD Detective Adam Kamen leads the research, till a likely unrelated freak incident leaves him with a mind damage within the part referred to as "Brodmann zone 10.

Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years

In 1891, Sherlock Holmes in a fight along with his arch-enemy, the Napoleon of Crime, Professor James Moriarty, plunged with him over the Reichenbach Falls to his inevitable dying. All of britain - certainly the complete international - mourned the irreplaceable lack of the world's maximum detective. And that's the place issues stood until eventually 1894 whilst Holmes unexpectedly reappeared in London, revealing himself to his good friend Dr.

Death of Riley (Molly Murphy, Book 2)

Unique book: 2002

Molly Murphy has eventually started to disregard the disagreeable homicide of a would-be rapist again in eire, let alone her research into the homicide of a fellow contemporary Irish immigrant, and is ultimately unfastened to start her existence in long island urban. Given her reports to this point within the New international, Molly has made up our minds that her first order of industrial is to turn into a personal investigator, a humans finder of varieties, operating for households in Europe who've misplaced contact with relations in the USA. not just may well this placed a few meals on her desk, yet her moment order of industrial is to hook the good-looking NYPD police captain Daniel Sullivan, and he or she envisions plenty of possibilities to "seek his counsel" in her new occupation.

Paddy Riley is a tricky previous Cockney p. i. who focuses on divorce paintings, and with a bit persuasion he's able to tackle Molly as an apprentice. It's no longer precisely what she imagined, yet she plans to utilize it. that's, until eventually she is available in to paintings sooner or later to discover her new global became the other way up and all expectancies for her specialist existence all at once up within the air.

Before lengthy, Molly has trigger on a trip that might take her in the course of the again alleys of long island and into the bars and lounges of the literary scene, the place she spends time with writers, actors, poets, and musicians. It's rather an eye-opening flip for blameless younger Molly, yet she's resolute in her choice to determine precisely what occurred that day within the workplace of Paddy Riley. Armed with not anything greater than her fiery will and matching wild purple hair, Molly has no notion of the chance her pursuit could usher in this attention-grabbing, well-researched, and suspenseful moment novel in Rhys Bowen's Agatha-award successful sequence.

Additional info for The Father Hunt (Nero Wolfe, Book 43)

Example text

Is is the person who lived with his wife but whose series of conscious memories halted soon a er the assault. Leonard 2a su ers a kind of death when his entire set of memories is infected, is fused with that of another person. In point of fact, there is no way to ascertain the details of this fusion, either from the inside or from the outside, or to decide which of his present memories are true and which false. But this is not really death, for some person seems to survive. Leonard 2b comes into being at this point.

In other words, memories seem to be united in a series only because most of them really happened to the same person. 6 But, given this possibility, it is more plausible to say that personal identity is constituted by the “thinking substance” (a mind or soul) and is not a matter of conscious memories at all. is objection too is less than decisive. Derek Parfit, a contemporary philosopher, notes that it assumes that the conscious memories in any series really did happen to the same person. 7 If conscious memories are thought of in this way, we may suppose that they are in a particular series, but not that they happened to any particular person.

19. 6. René Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy (1641), trans. Donald A. Cress (Indianapolis: Hackett, 1980), 68. 7. Sartre, “Existentialism,” 37–38. 8. , 22. Sartre is quoting Dostoyevsky. John Locke, Personal Identity, and Memento Basil Smith In his Essay concerning Human Understanding, John Locke famously o ers an explanation of personal identity. 1 Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000) tests this theory of personal identity. In the film, Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), an insurance investigator from San Francisco, su ers shortterm memory loss as a result of an assault on his wife, Catherine (Jorja Fox), and himself.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 28 votes