I'm obviously on a Nero Wolfe kick.
Archie's refusal to use proper adverbs drives me nuts...ly, Archie, LY!!
This alternated between 2 and 3 stars. Good mystery; I didn't much like some of the characterizations but this was the first Nero Wolfe book and they improved over time.
Speaking of time...I try to remember/consider that the apparent sexism, racism and other isms are a reflection of the time...not an indication of the author's or readers' attitudes.