Nero Wolfe Series

47 primary works • 50 total works
Nero Wolfe is a fictional detective, created in 1934 by the American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe's confidential assistant Archie Goodwin narrates the cases of the detective genius. Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934 to 1974, with most of them set in New York City. Wolfe's residence, a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street,…

Book 1

Fer-de-Lance
3.99
· 11909 Ratings · 723 Reviews · published 1934 · 61 editions
As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-la…
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Book 2

The League of Frightened Men
4.09
· 5323 Ratings · 267 Reviews · published 1935 · 44 editions
Paul Chapin's college cronies never forgave thems…
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Book 3

The Rubber Band
4.05
· 2811 Ratings · 199 Reviews · published 1936 · 31 editions
What do a Wild West lynching and a respected Engl…
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Book 4

The Red Box
4.04
· 2570 Ratings · 177 Reviews · published 1937 · 41 editions
Meet Nero Wolfe, an orchid-growing, gourmandizing…
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Book 5

Too Many Cooks
4.12
· 4514 Ratings · 261 Reviews · published 1938 · 6 editions
The guest at a gathering of the greatest chefs in…
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Book 6

Some Buried Caesar
4.17
· 4755 Ratings · 291 Reviews · published 1938 · 40 editions
An automobile breakdown strands Nero Wolfe and Ar…
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Book 7

Over My Dead Body
4.08
· 3480 Ratings · 176 Reviews · published 1940 · 6 editions
When a Balkan beauty gets in trouble over some mi…
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Book 8

Where There's a Will
4.07
· 2264 Ratings · 150 Reviews · published 1940 · 24 editions
Investigating the bizarre will of late multimilli…
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Book 9

Black Orchids
4.12
· 4186 Ratings · 214 Reviews · published 1942 · 1 edition
Not much can get Wolfe to leave his comfortable b…
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Book 10

Not Quite Dead Enough
4.02
· 2617 Ratings · 150 Reviews · published 1944 · 26 editions
Called upon to investigate a sinister "accident"…
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Book 11

The Silent Speaker
4.11
· 2613 Ratings · 136 Reviews · published 1946 · 25 editions
When a powerful government official,scheduled to…
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Book 12

Too Many Women
4.06
· 2071 Ratings · 124 Reviews · published 1947 · 24 editions
Celebrated sleuth Nero Wolfe is renowned for crac…
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Book 13

And Be a Villain
4.14
· 3869 Ratings · 202 Reviews · published 1948 · 31 editions
Radio talk show host Madeline Fraser's worst nigh…
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Book 14

Trouble in Triplicate
4.11
· 2107 Ratings · 92 Reviews · published 1949 · 18 editions
They all thought they were about to die . . . and…
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Book 15

The Second Confession
4.13
· 2376 Ratings · 128 Reviews · published 1949 · 35 editions
When a millionaire businessman hires the sedentar…
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Book 16

Three Doors to Death
4.10
· 2326 Ratings · 106 Reviews · published 1950 · 25 editions
Three cases bring perplexing challenges to Nero W…
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Book 17

In the Best Families
4.22
· 3025 Ratings · 170 Reviews · published 1950 · 3 editions
Aging millionairess Mrs. Rackham asks Nero Wolfe…
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Book 18

Curtains for Three
4.09
· 1600 Ratings · 78 Reviews · published 1948 · 18 editions
Three clever murderers challenge Nero Wolfe in ca…
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Book 19

Murder by the Book
4.09
· 2751 Ratings · 170 Reviews · published 1951 · 32 editions
It wasn't Leonard Dykes's writing style that offe…
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Book 20

Triple Jeopardy
4.11
· 1334 Ratings · 61 Reviews · published 1951 · 16 editions
Don't tempt Nero Wolfe to find the culprit. When…
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Book 21

Prisoner's Base
4.18
· 2446 Ratings · 139 Reviews · published 1952 · 30 editions
Hours after Priscilla Eads pleads with him to tak…
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Book 22

The Golden Spiders
4.08
· 3340 Ratings · 155 Reviews · published 1953 · 1 edition
Nero Wolfe was almost as famous for his wealthy c…
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Book 23

Three Men Out
4.09
· 1412 Ratings · 71 Reviews · published 1954 · 23 editions
A trio of mystery cases not to be missed by Nero…
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Book 24

The Black Mountain
4.06
· 2207 Ratings · 164 Reviews · published 1954 · 30 editions
Vowing to avenge the murder of his dear friend, M…
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Book 25

Before Midnight
4.05
· 2113 Ratings · 117 Reviews · published 1955 · 27 editions
Cheaters never prosper, but Nero Wolfe encounters…
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Book 26

Three Witnesses
4.18
· 2394 Ratings · 97 Reviews · published 1956 · 15 editions
In three cases--a millionaire who writes his own…
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Book 27

Might as Well Be Dead
4.12
· 1951 Ratings · 128 Reviews · published 1956 · 33 editions
Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman Ja…
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Book 28

Three for the Chair
4.09
· 1923 Ratings · 79 Reviews · published 1957 · 20 editions
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Book 29

If Death Ever Slept
4.06
· 2055 Ratings · 111 Reviews · published 1957 · 6 editions
Millionaire Otis Jarrell can't even trust his fam…
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Book 30

And Four to Go
4.11
· 2226 Ratings · 127 Reviews · published 1958 · 20 editions
Embark on a year of murder and mystery. It begins…
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Book 31

Champagne for One
4.06
· 2632 Ratings · 155 Reviews · published 1958 · 34 editions
Faith Usher talked about taking her own life and…
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Book 32

Plot it Yourself
4.15
· 1816 Ratings · 112 Reviews · published 1959 · 28 editions
The heavyweight champion of detective genius is c…
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Book 33

Three at Wolfe's Door
4.06
· 1689 Ratings · 69 Reviews · published 1960 · 19 editions
In Three at Wolfe's Door, death comes a-calling n…
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Book 34

Too Many Clients
4.16
· 2376 Ratings · 72 Reviews · published 1960 · 19 editions
A bidding war for his services interrupts Nero Wo…
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Book 35

The Final Deduction
4.13
· 1567 Ratings · 94 Reviews · published 1961 · 21 editions
When the seemingly safe return of an abducted mil…
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Book 36

Homicide Trinity
4.18
· 2266 Ratings · 76 Reviews · published 1962 · 13 editions
Nero Wolfe attempts to find the killer who murder…
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Book 37

Gambit
4.15
· 2242 Ratings · 111 Reviews · published 1962 · 32 editions
Miss Sarah Blount, better known as Sally, has com…
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Book 38

The Mother Hunt
4.14
· 2168 Ratings · 102 Reviews · published 1963 · 24 editions
When an abandoned baby is left on her doorstep, t…
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Book 39

Trio for Blunt Instruments
4.12
· 1760 Ratings · 77 Reviews · published 1963 · 16 editions
If Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, would eve…
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Book 40

A Right to Die
4.06
· 1953 Ratings · 117 Reviews · published 1964 · 25 editions
When a bright young heiress with a flair for roma…
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Book 41

The Doorbell Rang
4.22
· 4191 Ratings · 297 Reviews · published 1965 · 36 editions
Hired to help society widow Rachel Bruner foil bo…
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Book 42

Death of a Doxy
4.13
· 3093 Ratings · 107 Reviews · published 1966 · 29 editions
When an old acquaintance and fellow P.I. is accus…
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Book 43

The Father Hunt
4.03
· 1648 Ratings · 97 Reviews · published 1968 · 24 editions
Hired to locate Amy Denovo's long-lost father, Ne…
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Book 44

Death of a Dude
3.95
· 1803 Ratings · 110 Reviews · published 1969 · 29 editions
Sedentary sleuth Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Arc…
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Book 45

Please Pass the Guilt
3.99
· 1609 Ratings · 110 Reviews · published 1973 · 25 editions
A bomb explodes in the desk drawer of a top TV ex…
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Book 46

A Family Affair
4.12
· 1973 Ratings · 142 Reviews · published 1975 · 26 editions
When a bomb kills his favorite waiter from his fa…
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Book 47

Death Times Three
4.06
· 1216 Ratings · 59 Reviews · published 1985 · 13 editions
This collection showcases Nero Wolfe’s uncanny cr…
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Book 1-2

Fer-de-Lance/The League of Frightened Men
4.22
· 502 Ratings · 46 Reviews · published 2008 · 6 editions
A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of A…
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Book 13, 15, 17

Triple Zeck
4.43
· 348 Ratings · 19 Reviews · 4 editions
Hardcover: 502 pages Publisher: Viking Adult (May…
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Black Orchids/The Silent Speaker
4.24
· 187 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1941 · 4 editions
A NERO WOLFE SPECIAL EDITION--TWO COMPLETE MYSTER…
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