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Stout, Rex 1886-1975

Overview
Works: 1,275 works in 4,812 publications in 16 languages and 80,517 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Bibliography  Interviews  Detective and mystery stories, American  Adventure stories, American  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Speaker, Creator, Contributor, Narrator, Other, Commentator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Former owner
Classifications: PS3537.T733, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Rex Stout
The doorbell rang : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

95 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 2,370 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 )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 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 )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,536 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 )

40 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,506 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 )

39 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 1,384 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 )

84 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,259 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 )

30 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and held by 1,249 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 )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,238 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
The father hunt : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 1,203 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?
Might as well be dead; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,179 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
Too many cooks by Rex Stout( Book )

74 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction's greatest detectives. In this pair of classic Nero Wolfe mysteries, Stout is at his unparalleled best as the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, are served two lethally appetizing cases
Champagne for one : a Nero Wolfe mystery by Rex Stout( Book )

57 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,084 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. Includes never-before-published memorabilia from the life of Rex Stout
Gambit; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

60 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archie Goodwin and the great detective tackle a tough case - the murder of an eccentric chess player
The second confession by Rex Stout( Book )

53 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 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
If death ever slept : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,027 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
The golden spiders; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

53 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 986 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
In the best families by Rex Stout( Book )

25 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 985 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
Before midnight; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

40 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 983 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
Her forbidden knight by Rex Stout( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Lila Williams, an innocent telegrapher at New York's upscale Lamartine Hotel, becomes enmeshed in a counterfeiting gang, the unlikely knight who comes to her rescue is one of the forgers."--Cover
Five of a kind; the third Nero Wolfe omnibus by Rex Stout( Book )

14 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Rex Stout American writer

Rex Stout Amerikaans schrijver (1886-1975)

Rex Stout amerikansk författare

Rex Stout amerikansk skribent

Rex Stout écrivain américain

Rex Stout scrittore statunitense

Rex Stout US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Staut, Reks 1886-1975

Staut, Reks Todchanter 1886-1975

Stout R. 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 Р. Т.

Стаут, Рекс

Стаут, Рекс 1886-1975

סטאוט, רקס

סטאוט, רקס 1886-1975

رکس استوت نویسنده آمریکایی

렉스 스타우트

스타우트, R. 1886-1975

스타우트, 렉스 1886-1975

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 novelThe father hunt : a Nero Wolfe novel