Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Target Practice” as Want to Read:
Target Practice
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Target Practice

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Target Practice brings together for the first time the complete short fiction that Rex Stout wrote for the popular "All-Story Magazine", the famous journal which published the cream of his early writings. Including "Secrets", the first crime fiction Stout wrote, and "Justice Ends at Home", with a detective team foreshadowing Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, these 17 stories ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 14th 1997 by Carroll & Graf
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Target Practice, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Target Practice

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Shirley Worley
Engaging set of short stories written by Rex Stout. Enjoyable and quick reads, although to my disappointment none were about Nero and Archie. Particularly enjoyed Warner & Wife, Sanetomo, Justice Ends At Home, and An Officer and a Lady.
S Dizzy
Feb 16, 2015 S Dizzy rated it it was amazing
I loved all of these short stories, but my favorite is "An Officer and a Lady" because a nine year old bests a middle-aged man! This story is so fun! I laughed out loud several times.
Aug 31, 2010 Ann rated it really liked it
It was a fun group of short stories...but I really like Rex Stout!
Mona Howard
Mona Howard marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2016
Kim marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2016
Jim added it
Jul 01, 2016
Crystal Karre
Crystal Karre rated it liked it
Jun 02, 2016
Mona marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2016
Meg Davis
Meg Davis marked it as to-read
May 25, 2016
Chuck marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2016
Barbara Cash
Barbara Cash marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2016
Vesra (When She Reads)
Vesra (When She Reads) marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2016
Sue marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2016
Leah marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2016
Beiza added it
Jan 20, 2016
Tina Burnett
Tina Burnett rated it liked it
Jan 09, 2016
Charles is currently reading it
Mar 07, 2016
Andrew McCullough
Andrew McCullough marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2016
Judy rated it really liked it
Dec 17, 2015
Sandi added it
May 25, 2016
Kim marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2015
Jayne rated it really liked it
Oct 13, 2015
Joy Semelka
Joy Semelka marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2015
Jason marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2015
Isabelle rated it it was amazing
Sep 09, 2015
Leothefox marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2015
Conroy Stout
Conroy Stout marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Rex Todhunter Stout (December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American crime writer, best known as the creator of the larger-than-life fictional detective Nero Wolfe, described by reviewer Will Cuppy as "that Falstaff of detectives." Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin recorded the cases of the detective genius from 1934 (Fer-de-Lance) to 1975 (A Family Affair).

The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated
More about Rex Stout...

Share This Book