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Stout, Rex 1886-1975

Overview
Works: 2,053 works in 5,211 publications in 8 languages and 80,903 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Bibliography  Interviews  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Editor, Creator, Narrator, Contributor, Other, Former owner, Author of introduction, Commentator, Interviewee
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 )

59 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nero Wolfe agrees to help rich Mrs. Bruner, who is being followed by the FBI, and becomes involved in a murder case
Death of a doxy : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

53 editions published between 1936 and 1997 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,531 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
Death of a dude : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A right to die : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and held by 1,196 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 )

36 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 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
Please pass the guilt; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,082 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
Gambit; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

65 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 980 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
The second confession by Rex Stout( Book )

48 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in English and held by 979 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
In the best families by Rex Stout( Book )

26 editions published between 1950 and 1995 in English and held by 954 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
Murder by the book by Rex Stout( Book )

39 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If books could kill! Nero Wolfe finds one that can. It's the manuscript of a novel and it's no safer to handle than a king cobra. Before Nero unearths this manuscript he first has to connect the strange death of the girl in the park -- she's a young editor -- with the murder of the man in the law office. Archie nearly sees the third killing. He arrives just two minutes too late. Having conquered the worlds of gastronomy and orchid raising, Nero -- with Archie -- here invades the complex realms of book publishing and the legal profession. - Jacket flap
The golden spiders; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

46 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and held by 942 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
Fer-de-lance by Rex Stout( Book )

87 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 931 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."
Too many cooks by Rex Stout( Book )

62 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 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
Prisoner's base : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

22 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hours after Priscilla Eads pleads with him to take her case, Nero Wolfe is shocked to find out that she was murdered, and soon he is investigating her fortune-hunting husband and greedy business associates
The final deduction; a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

38 editions published between 1955 and 2000 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the seemingly safe return of an abducted millionaire ends in his murder in his own home, Nero Wolfe sends Archie Goodwin to do his usual legwork, while Wolfe uncovers corruption and greed among Manhattan's elite
The black mountain : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

37 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nero Wolfe ignores reason, becomes obsessed with chasing his friend's killer around the world. Now he's a target
Too many clients : a Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout( Book )

31 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bidding war for his services interrupts Nero Wolfe's attempts to solve the case of the businessman who died in his love nest--a case in which the police seem oddly uninterested
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 543 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 escritor estadounidense

Rex Stout scrittore statunitense

Rex Stout US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Rex Stout yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Staut, Reks 1886-1975

Staut, Reks Todchanter 1886-1975

Stout R.

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

Стаут Р. 1886-1975

Стаут Р. Т.

Стаут, Рекс

Стаут, Рекс 1886-1975

סטאוט, רקס

סטאוט, רקס 1886-1975

סטאוט, רקס, סופר אמריקאי

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

雷克斯·史陶德

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Death of a doxy : a Nero Wolfe novelA family affair : a Nero Wolfe novelDeath of a dude : a Nero Wolfe novelA right to die : a Nero Wolfe novelThe mother hunt : a Nero Wolfe novelGambit; a Nero Wolfe novelBefore midnight; a Nero Wolfe novelThe second confession