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Stout, Rex 1886-1975

Overview
Works: 1,036 works in 4,815 publications in 20 languages and 81,492 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Bibliography  Interviews  Detective and mystery stories, American  Adventure stories, American  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Editor, Creator, Narrator, Contributor, Interviewee, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3537.T733, 813.52
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The doorbell rang : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

111 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's no one or nothing the great detective Nero Wolfe wouldn't take on if the price was right. That's something wealthy society widow Rachel Bruner is counting on when she writes him a check for a whopping hundred grand. The oversize genius and his able assistant Archie Goodwin soon find out why the prize is so generous as they lock horns with the FBI. And these highly trained G-men have a way with threats, tails, and bugs that could give even sedentary sleuth Nero Wolfe a run for his money
A family affair : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

49 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What could make Nero Wolfe so determined to solve a crime that he would be willing to work entirely without fee or client? What would it take to put him, for the first time, at a loss for words? What would make him so angry about a case that he would refuse to speak to the police, even if he has to spend fifty-one hours in jail as a result? Never before in the Nero Wolfe books has Rex Stout shown us the extremes to which the greatest detective in the world can be pushed, but never before has a bomb blown up in the old brownstone on West 35th Street, murdering someone right under Wolfe's nose. When in October 1974 Pierre Ducos, one of Wolfe's favorite waiters at Rusterman's, Wolfe's favorite restaurant, dies just down the hall from Archie's bedroom, Wolfe is understandably eager to find the perpetrator, but when that murder somehow becomes connected with tape recorders, Washington lawyers, and maybe even a conspiracy to obstruct justice, his fury becomes so intense that even Archie is puzzled. - Jacket flap
Please pass the guilt; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

40 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bomb explodes in the desk drawer of a top TV executive. But was the death trap intended for him or for the man who opened the drawer? Each man had a host of enemies, so was it the ambitious business partner, the jealous wife, the office secretary, or the man with blood on his hands? Nero Wolfe finds himself up to his corpulent neck as he and Archie Goodwin sort their way through secrets, over-the-top ambition, and a long list of suspects to find the truth and the guilty party
Death of a doxy : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

53 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman lies dead and Nero Wolfe's sometime employee, Orrie Cather, is suspected of murder
Death of a dude : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

63 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sedentary sleuth Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, leave West Thirty-fifth Street for a Montana dude ranch to clear an innocent man of a murder charge
Fer-de-lance by Rex Stout( Book )

116 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case of multiple murder sends super sleuth Nero Wolfe and his quick-witted legman Archie Goodwin on a desperate hunt for clues, but they soon discover that they may be getting too close to a killer when someone sends them a fer-de-lance, one of the world's most poisonous snakes, as a deadly "gift."
A right to die; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young, white, financially independent young woman shows up dead, all clues lead to her dapper, black fiance who comes to Nero Wolfe for help
The mother hunt : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

60 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful socialite widow comes to Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin to ask them to investigate why a baby has been abandoned on her doorstep, in a case that all too quickly leads to murder
Might as well be dead; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

73 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven years after his own thoughtlessness sent his only son, Paul, away from home, Nebraska businessman James Herold calls upon Nero Wolfe to track down the young man so that he can make amends
The father hunt : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

44 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pretty Amy Denovo wants to find the father she has never seen, but she can't afford Nero Wolfe's outlandish fees ... or can she?
Champagne for one : a Nero Wolfe mystery by Rex Stout( Book )

69 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whoever administered the deadly dose of champagne isn't talking, and neither is the victim, as Nero Wolfe searches for the antidote to the perfect crime
The second confession by Rex Stout( Book )

63 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nero Wolfe finds himself trying to solve a murder and save his own hide from the Mob after a millionaire businessman asks him to look into the background of his daughter's boyfriend
Gambit; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

68 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archie Goodwin and the great detective tackle a tough case - the murder of an eccentric chess player
The golden spiders; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

78 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trying to determine why his last two clients were ruthlessly murdered, Nero Wolfe wonders if the answer is linked to a young boy who turns up at his brownstone apartment and finds clues in a gray Cadillac, a mysterious woman, and spider-shaped earrings
Before midnight; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

65 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a contestant is killed during the final round of the Pour Amour perfume contest, Nero Wolfe must find the person who stole the recipe to the dead contestant's perfume in order to solve the crime
In the best families by Rex Stout( Book )

41 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third of three Nero Wolfe books that involve crime boss Arnold Zeck and his widespread operations. Sarah and Barry Rackham have been married less than four years. She is a wealthy heiress, while he is neither employed nor independently wealthy. Mrs. Rackham has recently cut off Mr. Rackham's allowance due to his escalating demands, and yet he continues to spend considerable sums of money. Mrs. Rackham wants to know where the money is coming from, and asks Wolfe to investigate. - Wikipedia
If death ever slept : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his assistant, Archie Goodwin, is implicated in a multiple murder at a millionaire's mansion, Nero Wolfe must work quickly to clear Archie's name
Too many cooks by Rex Stout( Book )

108 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the greatest chefs in the world gather for a meeting, Nero Wolfe is their honored dinner guest. It is a rare vacation for the gourmet sleuth - until a four-star killer serves a side dish of murder. Then the half-baked local law cooks up an unappetizing entree. Corpulent Wolfe and sidekick Archie begin mixing the ingredients for their inimitable souffle of detection and deduction, while the killer decides that Wolfe's prix should be permanently fixed ... and that his last meal should be his just desserts
Black orchids by Rex Stout( Book )

45 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private detective, Nero Wolfe, with the aid of his assistant, Archie Goodwin, investigates a killing at a flower show and a series of poison-pen letters that result in murder
Five of a kind; the third Nero Wolfe omnibus by Rex Stout( Book )

15 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Rex Stout American writer

Rex Stout amerikansk frfattare

Rex Stout amerikansk skribent

Rex Stout crivain amricain

Rex Stout scrittore statunitense

Rex Stout US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Staut, Reks 1886-1975

Stout, Rex

Stout, Rex T. 1886-1975

Stout, Rex T. (Rex Todhunter), 1886-1975

Stout, Rex Todhunter

Stout Rex Todhunter 1886-1975

Рекс Стаут

Рэкс Стаўт

Стаут, Р 1886-1975

Стаут, Рекс

Стаут, Рекс 1886-1975

סטאוט, רקס

סטאוט, רקס 1886-1975

رکس استوت نویسنده آمریکایی

렉스 스타우트

スタウト, R

スタウト, レックス

レックス・スタウト

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A family affair : a Nero Wolfe novelPlease pass the guilt; a Nero Wolfe novelDeath of a doxy : a Nero Wolfe novelDeath of a dude : a Nero Wolfe novelFer-de-lanceA right to die; a Nero Wolfe novelThe mother hunt : a Nero Wolfe novelMight as well be dead; a Nero Wolfe novel