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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.
 
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. Even in the Best Families (1950)
     aka In the Best Families
17. Three Doors to Death (1950)
     aka Door to Death
18. Curtains for Three (1950)
19. Murder By the Book (1951)
20. Prisoner's Base (1952)
     aka Out She Goes
21. Triple Jeopardy (1952)
22. The Golden Spiders (1953)
23. The Black Mountain (1954)
24. Three Men Out (1954)
25. Before Midnight (1955)
26. Might As Well Be Dead (1956)
27. Three Witnesses (1956)
28. If Death Ever Slept (1957)
29. Three for the Chair (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
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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