Rex Stout


Born
in Noblesville, Indiana, The United States
December 01, 1886

Died
October 27, 1975

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Rex Todhunter Stout (1886 – 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 Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon 2000, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.
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Average rating: 4.1 · 155,020 ratings · 9,041 reviews · 306 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe, #1)

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3.99 avg rating — 13,204 ratings — published 1934 — 64 editions
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The League of Frightened Me...

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4.08 avg rating — 5,978 ratings — published 1935 — 46 editions
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Some Buried Caesar (Nero Wo...

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4.18 avg rating — 5,319 ratings — published 1938 — 46 editions
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Too Many Cooks (Nero Wolfe,...

4.11 avg rating — 5,009 ratings — published 1938 — 5 editions
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Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe, #9)

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4.13 avg rating — 4,674 ratings — published 1942 — 33 editions
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The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wol...

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4.22 avg rating — 4,599 ratings — published 1965 — 44 editions
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And Be a Villain  (Nero Wol...

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4.15 avg rating — 4,352 ratings — published 1948 — 33 editions
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The Golden Spiders (Nero Wo...

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4.09 avg rating — 3,753 ratings — published 1953 — 41 editions
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Death of a Doxy (Nero Wolfe...

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4.15 avg rating — 3,386 ratings — published 1966 — 33 editions
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Over My Dead Body (Nero Wol...

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4.09 avg rating — 3,932 ratings — published 1940 — 38 editions
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Fer-de-Lance The League of Frightened Men The Rubber Band The Red Box Too Many Cooks Some Buried Caesar Over My Dead Body
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Double for Death Bad for Business The Broken Vase
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“We are all vainer of our luck than of our merits.”
Rex Stout, The Rubber Band

“[A] pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises, an optimist nothing but unpleasant.”
Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance

“Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.”
Rex Stout, The Red Box

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