Rex Stout

Rex Stout


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

Died
October 27, 1975

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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 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.

Average rating: 4.08 · 121,382 ratings · 6,420 reviews · 259 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe, #1)

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The League of Frightened Me...

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Some Buried Caesar (Nero Wo...

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Too Many Cooks (Nero Wolfe,...

4.12 avg rating — 4,003 ratings — published 1938 — 41 editions
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Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe, #9)

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The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wol...

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4.21 avg rating — 3,582 ratings — published 1965 — 6 editions
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And Be a Villain  (Nero Wol...

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4.14 avg rating — 3,447 ratings — published 1948 — 29 editions
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The Golden Spiders (Nero Wo...

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Death of a Doxy (Nero Wolfe...

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Over My Dead Body (Nero Wol...

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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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“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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