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Rex Stout


(Rex Todhunter Stout)
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Rex Stout was an American writer noted for his detective fiction, particularly the 33 novels and about 40 novellas that featured the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin between 1934 and 1975.

In 1959, Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon XXXI, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Nero Wolfe
   1. Fer-De-Lance (1934)
     aka Meet Nero Wolfe
   2. The League of Frightened Men (1935)
   3. The Rubber Band (1936)
     aka To Kill Again
   4. The Red Box (1937)
     aka Case of the Red Box
   5. Too Many Cooks (1938)
   6. Some Buried Caesar (1939)
     aka The Red Bull
   7. Over My Dead Body (1939)
   8. Where There's a Will (1940)
   9. Black Orchids (1942)
   10. Not Quite Dead Enough (1944)
   11. The Silent Speaker (1946)
   12. Too Many Women (1947)
   13. And Be a Villain (1948)
     aka More Deaths Than One
   14. Trouble in Triplicate (1949)
   15. The Second Confession (1949)
   16. Three Doors to Death (1950)
     aka Door to Death
   17. In the Best Families (1950)
     aka Even in the Best Families
   18. Curtains for Three (1950)
   19. Murder By the Book (1951)
   20. Triple Jeopardy (1952)
   21. Prisoner's Base (1952)
     aka Out She Goes
   22. The Golden Spiders (1953)
   23. Three Men Out (1954)
   24. The Black Mountain (1954)
   25. Before Midnight (1955)
   26. Three Witnesses (1956)
   27. Might As Well Be Dead (1956)
   28. Three for the Chair (1957)
   29. If Death Ever Slept (1957)
   30. And Four to Go (1958)
     aka Crime And Again
   31. Champagne for One (1958)
   32. Plot It Yourself (1959)
     aka Murder in Style
   33. Three At Wolfe's Door (1960)
   34. Too Many Clients (1960)
   35. The Final Deduction (1961)
   36. Homicide Trinity (1962)
   37. Gambit (1962)
   38. The Mother Hunt (1963)
   39. Trio for Blunt Instruments (1964)
   40. A Right to Die (1964)
   41. The Doorbell Rang (1965)
   42. Death of a Doxy (1966)
   43. The Father Hunt (1968)
   44. Death of a Dude (1969)
   45. Please Pass the Guilt (1973)
   46. A Family Affair (1975)
   47. Death Times Three (1985)
continued in the series by Robert Goldsborough
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Tecumseh Fox
   1. Double for Death (1939)
   2. Bad for Business (1940)
   3. The Broken Vase (1941)
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Novels
   Her Forbidden Knight (1913)
   A Prize for Princes (1914)
   Under the Andes (1914)
   The Great Legend (1916)
   How Like a God (1929)
   Seed On the Wind (1930)
   Golden Remedy (1931)
   Forest Fire (1933)
   The President Vanishes (1934)
   O Careless Love! (1935)
   The Hand in the Glove (1937)
     aka Crime On Her Hands
   Mr. Cinderella (1938)
   The Mountain Cat (1939)
     aka The Mountain Cat Murders
   Red Threads (1939)
   Alphabet Hicks (1941)
     aka The Sound of Murder
   Eeny Meeny Murder Mo (1962)
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Collections
   Corsage (1977)
   Justice Ends At Home (1977)
   Target Practice (1997)
   An Officer and a Lady (2000)
   The Last Drive And Other Stories (2015)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Last Drive (1916)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Rex Stout recommends
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Prisoner's Friend (1962)
Andrew Garve
"Better than good."

Anthologies containing stories by Rex Stout
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Murder in a Heatwave (2023)
(Vintage Murders, book 7)
edited by
Cecily Gayford

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