When people ask me who my favorite writers are, I often forget to mention Rex Stout. So let me say it right here: Stout is one of my favorite writers. When I discovered his work 50 years or so ago, I immediately tracked down every book in the Nero Wolfe series up to that point and then read the new ones as they appeared. I even helped John McAleer a little bit with some research on his bio of Stout. That doesn't put me in the class with my friends Steve Stilwell and Art Scott, who have read the entire series so many times that I've lost count. They're the experts as far as I'm concerned.
In my current situation, I find rereading old favorites is a comfort, so I naturally picked up a Nero Wolfe book. This one is a collection of three novellas, "Eeny Meeny Murder Mo," "Death of a Demon," and "Counterfeit Murder." In the first, a woman is murdered in Wolfe's own office with one of Wolfe's ties. He is not happy. In the second, a woman brings a revolver to the office and tells Wolfe she's not going to kill her husband with it. And in the third, a landlady tell Wolfe that she wants him to make the cops "eat dirt."
All three stories are told by one of my favorite narrators, Archie Goodwin, and all three work in some of the usual details about Wolfe's brownstone, its inhabitants, and Wolfe's habits and prejudices. All three are resolved at the usual gathering of suspects in Wolfe's office. Wolfe doesn't always have a lot to go on, and sometimes no evidence at all, but the results are, as always, satisfactory.
You can't to wrong with Stout, Goodwin, and Nero Wolfe.