A Nero Wolfe Mystery – Die Like a Dog

by Alan Rapp on June 11, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: A Nero Wolfe Mystery – Die Like a Dog
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A Nero Wolfe Mystery - Die Like a Dog television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to mid 20th Century New York and the private detective offices located at 454 W. 35th Street. A mix-up, a dog following Archie (Timothy Hutton) home, and the detective’s clever idea to play a prank on his boss which backfires, all lead Nero Wolfe (Maury Chaykin) to investigate a murder without a client. The victim was the dog’s former owner and the motive surrounds a woman (Kari Matchett) who almost all of the apartment’s inhabitants are willing to protect. “Die Like a Dog” features on of the show’s more obvious set-ups as the mere fact the dog follows Archie home exposes the identity of the murder (even though it may take Wolfe a bit longer to expose them). If the mystery is a bit pedestrian for the show, there’s still plenty of fun to be had with Wolfe and Archie’s back-and-forth about the dog and Archie impersonating a police detective in order to question the various suspects in the crime.

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