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Rex Stout (1886–1975)

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Author Rex Stout was born on December 1, 1886. A child prodigy with a gift for mathematics, Stout drifted as he became an adult, holding odd jobs in many places---cook, cabinetmaker, bellhop, hotel manager, salesman, bookkeeper, and even a guide in a pueblo. But his true talent lay in storytelling; visa mer he sold his first story, about William Howard Taft, in 1912. His most famous creation is Nero Wolfe, a 286-pound detective genius who, with sidekick Archie Goodwin, can often solve a case without leaving his room. It is the way in which the puzzle is solved that intrigues Nero Wolfe, who is much like Sherlock Holmes in his ability to use deductive reasoning. More than 60 million copies (in 24 languages) of Stout's books have been sold. Stout writes quickly, drawing upon a lifetime of impressions. He neither uses an outline nor revises; he lets his characters take over as the story develops. The classy, erudite Nero Wolfe presents for readers an alternative to the hard-boiled branch of the genre. He died on October 27, 1975 (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Rex Stout

Fer-de-Lance (1934) 1,794 exemplar
Det ringde på dörren (1965) 1,342 exemplar
Caesar är död (1939) 1,173 exemplar
And Be a Villain (1948) 1,039 exemplar
Over My Dead Body (1940) 1,020 exemplar
Rädda herrars klubb (1935) 1,012 exemplar
The Golden Spiders (1953) 1,009 exemplar
The Silent Speaker (1946) 972 exemplar
Mord bland mästerkockar (1938) 959 exemplar
Nero Wolfe försvinner (1950) 936 exemplar
The Second Confession (1949) 906 exemplar
Prisoner's Base (1952) 886 exemplar
Death of a Doxy (1966) 883 exemplar
The Mother Hunt (1963) 875 exemplar
Ingen i helaste världen (1964) 866 exemplar
Not Quite Dead Enough (1944) 841 exemplar
Murder by the Book (1951) 828 exemplar
The Rubber Band (1936) 798 exemplar
And Four to Go (1958) 793 exemplar
Three Doors to Death (1950) 784 exemplar
Det röda skrinet (1937) 784 exemplar
Före midnatt (1955) 782 exemplar
Three for the Chair (1957) 780 exemplar
Mord mellan raderna (1959) 763 exemplar
Might As Well Be Dead (1956) 762 exemplar
Three Witnesses (1956) 748 exemplar
Where There's a Will (1940) 739 exemplar
Homicide Trinity (1962) 733 exemplar
Death of a Dude (1969) 721 exemplar
Det svarta berget (1954) 719 exemplar
Trouble in Triplicate (1949) 718 exemplar
Lätt dams död (1968) 710 exemplar
Gambit (1962) 669 exemplar
Trio for Blunt Instruments (1964) 668 exemplar
Kvintetten som sprängdes (1975) 665 exemplar
En väv av lögn (1955) 651 exemplar
If Death Ever Slept (1957) 646 exemplar
PM för en VD (1973) 643 exemplar
Three at Wolfe's Door (1960) 635 exemplar
Mord i jungfruburen (1947) 625 exemplar
Too Many Clients (1960) 605 exemplar
Three Men Out (1954) 567 exemplar
Curtains for Three (1950) 565 exemplar
Triple Jeopardy (1952) 552 exemplar
Death Times Three (1985) 549 exemplar
Red Threads (1939) 305 exemplar
Double for Death (1939) 296 exemplar
The Nero Wolfe Cookbook (1969) 283 exemplar
The Hand in the Glove (1937) 281 exemplar
The Broken Vase (1941) 269 exemplar
Bad for Business (1940) 235 exemplar
The Mountain Cat Murders (1939) 229 exemplar
Sound of Murder, The (1941) 200 exemplar
Under the Andes (1984) 121 exemplar
Her Forbidden Knight (1913) 121 exemplar
Full House (1855) 103 exemplar
A Prize for Princes (1994) 102 exemplar
The President Vanishes (1967) 99 exemplar
Target Practice (1998) 81 exemplar
All Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1947) 66 exemplar
How Like a God (1961) 48 exemplar
The Great Legend (1997) 39 exemplar
Merry Murder (1994) 39 exemplar
Murder on the Menu (1984) 32 exemplar
Christmas Party [novella] (1957) 21 exemplar
Invitation to Murder (1942) 16 exemplar
Booby Trap (2015) 16 exemplar
Black Orchids [novella] (1942) 16 exemplar
Door to Death [novella] (1949) 14 exemplar
Disguise for Murder (1999) 13 exemplar
The Illustrious Dunderheads (1942) 13 exemplar
Obras Selectas De Rex Stout (1982) 11 exemplar
Die Like a Dog [novella] (1954) 11 exemplar
Help Wanted, Male (1949) 10 exemplar
When a Man Murders [novella] (1954) 9 exemplar
This Won't Kill You (1952) 9 exemplar
Demasiados cocineros (1901) 9 exemplar
Fourth of July Picnic (1957) 8 exemplar
Immune to Murder [novella] (1955) 8 exemplar
Re Nero vince in sei mosse (1973) 8 exemplar
The Cop-Killer (1994) 8 exemplar
Verwünschte Geschichten (1963) 8 exemplar
Murder is No Joke (1958) 7 exemplar
Omit Flowers (1948) 7 exemplar
A Nero Wolfe Casebook (1992) 7 exemplar
L'eccellentissimo Nero Wolfe (1980) 7 exemplar
Io, Nero Wolfe (1989) 7 exemplar
As Aranhas Douradas (2000) 6 exemplar
Il dottor Cenerentola (1938) 6 exemplar
Forest Fire 6 exemplar
Method Three for Murder (1960) 6 exemplar
Frame-Up for Murder (1997) 6 exemplar
The Adventures of Nero Wolfe (2000) 5 exemplar
Nero Wolfe: Private Eye (1998) 5 exemplar
Nine Short Stories (2012) 5 exemplar
3x Nero Wolfe (2010) 5 exemplar
Home to Roost 5 exemplar
Counterfeit for Murder (1961) 5 exemplar
A Window for Death [novella] (1956) 5 exemplar
Das Beste von Nero Wolfe (1994) 5 exemplar
Death of a Demon (1961) 5 exemplar
The Rodeo Murder (1960) 5 exemplar
Tod in zwei Raten (1965) 5 exemplar
Bullet for One 5 exemplar
Das Fenster für den Tod (1965) 5 exemplar
A tavola con Nero Wolfe (2005) 4 exemplar
Eat, Drink, and Be Buried (1956) — Editor & Introduction — 4 exemplar
The Next Witness [novella] (1955) 4 exemplar
OBRAS SELECTAS (II) (1984) 4 exemplar
The Zero Clue (1953) 4 exemplar
Rue Morgue No. 1 (1946) 4 exemplar
Easter Parade (1957) 4 exemplar
Wenn ein Mann mordet (1965) 4 exemplar
Instead of Evidence (1999) 4 exemplar
Verworrene Fäden (1966) 4 exemplar
Before I Die 3 exemplar
By His Own Hand 3 exemplar
Man Alive {short story} (1947) 3 exemplar
Seed on the Wind (2023) 3 exemplar
Heikle Gäste (1997) 2 exemplar
Un derecho a morir (1981) 2 exemplar
Demasiadas mujeres (1981) 2 exemplar
Blood Will Tell 2 exemplar
a cena col delitto 2 exemplar
Rex Stout Collection (2013) 2 exemplar
Punane laegas (2021) 2 exemplar
Deathe of a Dude 1 exemplar
Liiga palju kokki (2022) 1 exemplar
Caça à mãe 1 exemplar
E v♯ao mais quatro (1992) 1 exemplar
Kolm seiklust 1 exemplar
Liiga palju kokki 1 exemplar
Nad matsid Caesari 1 exemplar
Caso em Família 1 exemplar
Ici, radio new york (1988) 1 exemplar
Třikrát vražda 1 exemplar
Theo Drake 1 exemplar
Plagiat 1 exemplar
Un roman a tué 1 exemplar
A Cadeia de Crimes 1 exemplar
Rex Stout Mystery Magazine — Redaktör — 1 exemplar
La madre cazadora (1963) 1 exemplar
Livsfarlig ingång 1 exemplar
5x Nero a Archie (2000) 1 exemplar
Polowanie na matk@02DBe (1992) 1 exemplar
Delitti in vacanza 1 exemplar
Golden Remedy 1 exemplar
Likvideringslisten (1980) 1 exemplar
O Careless Love 1 exemplar
ROMANZI 1 exemplar
Gun Puzzle 1 exemplar
Grim Fairy Tales 1 exemplar
Stout Rex 1 exemplar
[No title] 1 exemplar
Der rote Wollfaden 1 exemplar
4 x Nero Wolfe 1 exemplar
No lo suficientemente muerta (1982) 1 exemplar
Rozbitá váza (2000) 1 exemplar
Nasaďte mu psí hlavu (1997) 1 exemplar
Na toho už zapomeňte (1996) 1 exemplar
Rose Orchid 1 exemplar
Nero Wolfes bomb 1 exemplar
Tungviktare sökes 1 exemplar
Warner & Wife (2014) 1 exemplar

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Death on Deadline (1987) — series creator — 304 exemplar
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 265 exemplar
A Treasury of Great Mysteries (Volumes 1 & 2) (1957) — Bidragsgivare — 259 exemplar
Dukat för mord : 22 matmord ur världslitteraturen (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 192 exemplar
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A Treasury of Great Mysteries [Volume 2] (1957) — Bidragsgivare — 180 exemplar
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A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 154 exemplar
Ten Great Mysteries (1959) — Bidragsgivare — 100 exemplar
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Murderous Schemes (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 57 exemplar
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (1964) — Bidragsgivare — 57 exemplar
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Mystery Novels (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
14 Great Detective Stories (1949) — Bidragsgivare — 55 exemplar
Detective Duos (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 51 exemplar
I Want My Mummy (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar
Canine Crimes (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
Vogue's First Reader (1942) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar
Murder Most Delectable: Savory Tales of Culinary Crimes (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 26 exemplar
Nero Wolfe: The Complete First Season (2001) — Original book — 25 exemplar
Lethal Black Book (1965) — Bidragsgivare — 18 exemplar
Best Detective Stories (1959) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar
Cream of the Crime (1962) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Redselen i Deptford og andre studier i Sherlock Holmes (1980) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
Dolls Are Murder : a Mystery Writers of America Anthology (1957) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
Sorte orkideer : 13 korte kriminalromaner (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
Detective-verhalen — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Best Detective Stories (Volume 2) (1964) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Writer's Roundtable (1959) 2 exemplar
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Författare, vissa utgåvor2 exemplar
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1952/03 (1952) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Stout, Rex Todhunter
Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Noblesville, Indiana, USA (Birth)
Wakarusa, Kansas, USA
Paris, France
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
University of Kansas, Lawrence
sight-seeing guide
bookstore salesman
hotel manager
detective novelist
Stout, Ruth (sister)
Wodehouse, P. G. (friend)
Authors Guild
Mystery Writers of America
United States Navy
American Civil Liberties Union
Vanguard Press
Priser och utmärkelser
MWA Grand Master (1959)
Archie Goodwin Award (2005)
Kort biografi
After leaving the Navy in 1908, he became an itinerant bookkeeper and then worked as a sight-seeing guide, bookstore salesman, stablehand and hotel manager. Later he devised and implemented a school banking system which was installed in four hundred cities and towns throughout the country. In 1927 he retired from the world of finance and began writing. In 1941 he became chairman of the Writer's War Board, and in 1943 he was elected president of the Authors Guild. He was married to wife, Pola.



Some Buried Caesar - Spoilers i The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group) (mars 2021)


Wolfe's client, Paul Whipple, is a blast from the past - last seen as a key witness is #5 Too Many Cooks, he has come to Wolfe on behalf of his son, Dunbar. Dunbar is deep in the civil rights struggle and has fallen in love with a rich white woman, Susan Brooke, who is volunteering for the same organization, the ROCC. Daddy Whipple doesn't like the idea of the interracial marriage and wants Wolfe to look into Susan's background and make sure she's not trying to Make A Pronouncement with this decision to marry across race. Archie duly meets with Miss Brooke and scours her background, finding nothing wanting, only to be called back to New York because Susan has been found dead - and Dunbar made the discovery.

The case shifts now to Dunbar's defense, as he has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Wolfe doesn't believe Dunbar would kill his future fiancee, but he discovers plenty of people in their lives who also disapprove of an interracial marriage - including Susan's own family. Only when a second person ends up dead does the answer finally become clear, and it's a race against time before a third person is in the killer's crosshairs.

This is about what you'd expect for Nero Wolfe Takes on Civil Rights. He infamously has no regard for women at all, so the question is but a theoretical one to him, but he has a rather unique point of view, as he is not a white American or of the class for whom this is such a thorny issue. He more or less stays out of the racial aspect, but it gets predictably ugly when the murderer shows their true colors.

I should like the idea of the final clue being a linguistic one, but honestly it felt like such a reach after 150 pages of tail-chasing that it falls a little flat for me. I'd consider this a pretty middle of the road offering for a series perhaps already past its prime. Worthy of reading, but maybe not one to specifically seek out.
… (mer)
eurohackie | 14 andra recensioner | Nov 11, 2023 |
I’m becoming quite fond of the Nero Wolfe novels. This one was perhaps not quite as satisfying as the first one: I was barely interested in any of the characters save our protagonists and the cab driver; most were too shallowly rendered and the ones who weren’t were not likable. But it was a compelling ride and a fine read.
nillacat | 30 andra recensioner | Nov 8, 2023 |
Decent enough mystery story. Not stellar, just OK all round - enjoyable, just nothing that stands out among other books. The denouement doesn't have the force it should because there are too many named characters who don't really do anything but you need to be aware of - I honestly didn't really recognise the culprit and I got a couple of place names mixed up. I'm well aware this is more my own fault than the books, but I do feel it could have been pared down.

Also I feel it's important to note the way race is handled in this book is... dodgy. I can buy that the use of the n-word by several southern sheriffs is intended as character rather than endorsing the use of it, but the way Wolfe treats the black characters in the book is at best pretty patronising although it's clearly intended to be a "non-racist" contrast. In addition, "blacking up" is a plot point. It's not down-right awful, but it's definitely not very good.… (mer)
tombomp | 25 andra recensioner | Oct 31, 2023 |
This isn't a novel but rather a pair of novellas. In the first story, Black Orchids, Archie is sent by the sedentary Wolfe to the Manhattan Flower Show to spy on an exhibition of extremely rare black orchids. Wolfe is miffed because the breeder refused to sell one to Wolfe. Along the way Archie falls in love with a pretty girl inhabiting one of the diorama-like scenes set up by a nursery, which leads him to be on the spot when a murder occurs. Wolfe manages to solve the murder and snag a black orchid plant all in one afternoon, which is pretty good.

The second novella, Cordially Invited to Meet Death finds Wolfe and Archie trying to solve the murder of a fancy party planner, who is deliberately dosed with tetanus. She had originally consulted Wolfe about some anonymous letters that were sent to some of her clients, so Wolfe is motivated to find her killer since he wasn't able to prevent her murder. The black orchids show up on the coffin at the funeral, which is framed by Archie as a mystery — why did Wolfe send one of his precious on someone he barely knew? That mystery isn't solved, but since I couldn't see the point of it other than to provide a tenuous thread between the two novellas, I'm not bothered by the dangling plot point.

This isn't one of my favorites, but it's fine. I probably wouldn't have re-read it without prompting but I'm not sorry to have done so.
… (mer)
rosalita | 21 andra recensioner | Oct 4, 2023 |



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