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Rex Stout (1886–1975)

Autor/a de Fer-de-Lance

330+ obres 45,875 Membres 974 Ressenyes 186 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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; mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Sèrie

Obres de Rex Stout

Fer-de-Lance (1934) 1,868 exemplars, 68 ressenyes
The Doorbell Rang (1965) 1,384 exemplars, 30 ressenyes
Some Buried Caesar (1939) 1,214 exemplars, 35 ressenyes
Black Orchids (1942) 1,158 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
And Be a Villain (1948) 1,062 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
Over My Dead Body (1940) 1,046 exemplars, 29 ressenyes
The Golden Spiders (1953) 1,045 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
The League of Frightened Men (1935) 1,038 exemplars, 33 ressenyes
The Silent Speaker (1946) 997 exemplars, 21 ressenyes
Too Many Cooks (1938) 993 exemplars, 28 ressenyes
Champagne for One (1958) 968 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
In the Best Families (1950) 966 exemplars, 21 ressenyes
The Second Confession (1949) 933 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Prisoner's Base (1952) 912 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
The Mother Hunt (Nero Wolfe, defend yourself!) (1963) 905 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
Death of a Doxy (1966) 904 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
A Right to Die (1964) 894 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
Not Quite Dead Enough (1944) 871 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Murder by the Book (1951) 859 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
The Rubber Band (1936) 821 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
And Four to Go (1958) 818 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
The Red Box (1937) 808 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
Three Doors to Death (1950) 803 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
Three for the Chair (1957) 802 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Before Midnight (1955) 799 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Plot It Yourself (1959) 785 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Might As Well Be Dead (1956) 784 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Three Witnesses (1956) 770 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
Homicide Trinity (1962) 763 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Where There's a Will (1940) 760 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
Death of a Dude (1969) 748 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
The Black Mountain (1954) 741 exemplars, 27 ressenyes
Trouble in Triplicate (1949) 737 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
The Father Hunt (1968) 731 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Gambit (1962) 703 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Trio for Blunt Instruments (1964) 686 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
A Family Affair (1975) 686 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
La deducción final (1955) 675 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
If Death Ever Slept (1957) 670 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Please Pass the Guilt (1973) 662 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Three at Wolfe's Door (1960) 650 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Too Many Women (1947) 646 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Too Many Clients (1960) 625 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Curtains for Three (1950) 583 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Three Men Out (1954) 580 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Triple Jeopardy (1952) 570 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Death Times Three (1985) 569 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Red Threads (1939) 310 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Double for Death (1939) 303 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The Nero Wolfe Cookbook (1969) 290 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
The Hand in the Glove (1937) 287 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The Broken Vase (1941) 272 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Bad for Business (1940) 243 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Mountain Cat Murders (1939) 234 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Nero Wolfe Mysteries: The Rubber Band / The Red Box (1936) 227 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Sound of Murder, The (1941) 204 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983) 194 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Triple Zeck: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1974) 161 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Her Forbidden Knight (1913) 125 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Under the Andes (1985) 125 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
A Prize for Princes (1994) 106 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Omnibus 1955: Full House (1955) 104 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The President Vanishes (1967) 100 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Target Practice (1998) 83 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Omnibus 1958: All Aces (1957) 67 exemplars, 1 ressenya
How Like a God (1961) 58 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Kings Full of Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1969) 57 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Bitter End (The First Nero Wolfe Novella) (1997) 45 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Royal Flush: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1965) 44 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Merry Murder (1994) 39 exemplars
The Great Legend (1997) 39 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Murder on the Menu (1984) 32 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Christmas Party [novella] (1957) 22 exemplars
Seed on the Wind (1931) 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Invitation to Murder #23.1 (1954) 16 exemplars
Black Orchids [novella] (1942) 16 exemplars
Door to Death [novella] (1949) 14 exemplars
The Illustrious Dunderheads (1942) 14 exemplars
Disguise for Murder (1999) 13 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Die Like a Dog [novella] (1954) 12 exemplars
Corsage: A Bouquet of Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe (1977) 11 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In the Pulps - 26 Short Stories (2013) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
When a Man Murders [novella] (1954) 9 exemplars
Fourth of July Picnic (1957) 8 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Immune to Murder [novella] (1955) 8 exemplars
Verwünschte Geschichten (1963) 8 exemplars
Io, Nero Wolfe (1989) 8 exemplars
The Cop-Killer (1994) 8 exemplars
A Nero Wolfe Casebook (1992) 8 exemplars
Too Many Detectives [novella] (1956) 7 exemplars
Forest Fire 7 exemplars
Murder is No Joke (1958) 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya
L'eccellentissimo Nero Wolfe (1980) 7 exemplars
Omit Flowers (1948) 7 exemplars
Three at Wolfe's Door: Method Three for Murder (1960) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Nine Short Stories (2012) 6 exemplars
The Adventures of Nero Wolfe (2000) 5 exemplars
Home to Roost 5 exemplars
Instead of Evidence (1999) 5 exemplars
Nero Wolfe: Private Eye (1998) 5 exemplars
Das Fenster für den Tod (1965) 5 exemplars
Death of a Demon (1961) 5 exemplars
Death in two installments (1965) 5 exemplars
A Window for Death [novella] (1956) 5 exemplars
Verworrene Fäden (1966) 5 exemplars
Counterfeit for Murder (1961) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Das Beste von Nero Wolfe (1994) 5 exemplars
The Rodeo Murder (1960) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A tavola con Nero Wolfe (2005) 4 exemplars
The Next Witness [novella] (1955) 4 exemplars
Wenn ein Mann mordet (1965) 4 exemplars
The Zero Clue (1953) 4 exemplars
Eat, Drink, and Be Buried (1956) — Editor & Introduction — 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Rue Morgue No. 1 (1946) 4 exemplars
Easter Parade (1957) 4 exemplars
Five seconds before dying #14 (1949) 4 exemplars
Bitter End and The Last Drive (2018) 3 exemplars
Un derecho a morir (1981) 3 exemplars
Prisoner's Base (1986) 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Demasiadas mujeres (1981) 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
By His Own Hand 3 exemplars
Man Alive {short story} (1947) 3 exemplars
Too many cooks (2022) 2 exemplars
Nero Wolfe a cena col delitto (1973) 2 exemplars
Rex Stout Collection (2013) 2 exemplars
a cena col delitto 2 exemplars
CRIMES EM SÉRIE 1 exemplars
Černé orchideje 1 exemplars
The Doorbell Rang (1965) 1 exemplars
CRIMES IMPERFEITOS 1 exemplars
La moglie perduta — Autor — 1 exemplars
Plagiat 1 exemplars
Un roman a tué 1 exemplars
Novelas escogidas 1 exemplars
Mystery Trilogy 1 exemplars
Rex Stout Mystery Magazine — Editor — 1 exemplars
Testament 1 exemplars
Caso em Família 1 exemplars
Kolm seiklust 1 exemplars
Theo Drake 1 exemplars
A Cadeia de Crimes 1 exemplars
Las arañas de oro 1 exemplars
Corsage 1 exemplars
TRINDADE HOMOCIDA 1 exemplars
O DIREITO DE MORRER 1 exemplars
For Tomorrow We Die 1 exemplars
Livsfarlig ingång 1 exemplars
Likvideringslisten (1980) 1 exemplars
Golden Remedy 1 exemplars
Delitti in vacanza 1 exemplars
The poisened needle 1 exemplars
O Careless Love 1 exemplars
ROMANZI 1 exemplars
Gun Puzzle 1 exemplars
Grim Fairy Tales 1 exemplars
Polowanie na matk@02DBe (1992) 1 exemplars
Nero Wolfes bomb 1 exemplars
Stout Rex 1 exemplars
Třikrát vražda 1 exemplars
Ici, radio new york (1988) 1 exemplars
Era uma vez tre s homens (1999) 1 exemplars
Rose Orchid 1 exemplars
Tungviktare sökes 1 exemplars
Warner & Wife (2014) 1 exemplars
Too Many Cooks Recipe Box 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Na toho už zapomeňte (1996) 1 exemplars
Please Pass the Guilt (1973) 1 exemplars
The red wool thread 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Great Detectives: A Century of the Best Mysteries from England and America (1984) — Col·laborador — 361 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Death on Deadline (1987) — series creator — 314 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Col·laborador — 298 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Col·laborador — 267 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Murder on the Menu: Cordon Bleu Stories of Crime and Mystery, Volume 1 (1984) — Col·laborador — 196 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Col·laborador — 193 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2 (1957) — Col·laborador — 188 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 179 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read with the Door Locked (1975) — Col·laborador — 166 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Col·laborador — 155 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Ten Great Mysteries (1959) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
Mystery for Christmas and Other Stories: From Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1990) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Twelve Crimes of Christmas (1981) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars, 1 ressenya
14 Great Detective Stories (1949) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Mystery Novels (1987) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (1964) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Detective Duos (1997) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars, 1 ressenya
I Want My Mummy (1981) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Murder Most Merry (2002) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Canine Crimes (1993) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Vogue's First Reader (1942) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Murder Most Delectable: Savory Tales of Culinary Crimes (2000) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Nero Wolfe: The Complete First Season (2001) — Original book — 25 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Lethal Black Book (1965) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Best Detective Stories (1959) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Cream of the Crime (1962) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Redselen i Deptford og andre studier i Sherlock Holmes (1980) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Dolls Are Murder : a Mystery Writers of America Anthology (1957) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Sorte orkideer : 13 korte kriminalromaner (1988) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Too Many Women | Night Walk | Draw the Curtain Close — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Detective-verhalen — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Detective-omnibus — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Best Detective Stories (Volume 2) (1964) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Writer's Roundtable (1959) 2 exemplars
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Autor, algunes edicions2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1952/03 (1952) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Mystery Book (1939) 1 exemplars
The Second Mystery Book (1940) 1 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Stout, Rex Todhunter
Data de naixement
1886-12-01
Data de defunció
1975-10-27
Lloc d'enterrament
Cremated
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Lloc de defunció
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Llocs de residència
Noblesville, Indiana, USA (Birth)
Wakarusa, Kansas, USA
Paris, France
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Educació
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Professions
bookkeeper
sight-seeing guide
bookstore salesman
stablehand
hotel manager
detective novelist
Relacions
Stout, Ruth (sister)
Wodehouse, P. G. (friend)
Organitzacions
Authors Guild
Mystery Writers of America
United States Navy
American Civil Liberties Union
Vanguard Press
Premis i honors
MWA Grand Master (1959)
Archie Goodwin Award (2005)
Biografia breu
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.

Membres

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Some Buried Caesar - Spoilers a The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group) (març 2021)

Ressenyes

These three Nero Wolfe novellas all have one thing in common: Wolfe’s client is murdered in each one (although technically he didn’t accept the victim as a client in the second novella). The novellas are out of order since the middle one takes place during World War II while Archie is in the army and assigned to Wolfe, while the first and last are set shortly after the war. The novella length works well for Wolfe stories. It’s long enough to allow the reader to consider multiple suspects for the murder, and the pace suits first-person narrator Archie’s repartee.… (més)
 
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cbl_tn | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | May 24, 2024 |
The only Nero Wolfe book I couldn't finish; Stout took him out of environment and routine and it seemed awkward and uncomfortable at every turn. Didn't like new characters, storyline didn't flow, everything just plodded along until I was ready to burn the book 2/3 of the way through.
 
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Zmosslady | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | May 13, 2024 |
Not one of Stout's best efforts. Although I really like Archie (far more than I do Wolfe), the emphasis on his romance with Lily was too much for a whole novel.
The puzzle itself was not as memorable as some, and the novelty is primarily the presence of Nero Wolfe at a Montana ranch.
According to the jacket blurb, Stout was an avid Western outdoorsman, which shows in the authentic setting.
It's just not the right place for our New Yorkers.
 
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librisissimo | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Apr 10, 2024 |
I love every oone of the books in this series
 
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cspiwak | Hi ha 67 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |

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Maan Meyers Introduction
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Ida Omboni Translator
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Peter Straub Introduction
Martti Montonen Translator
Patricia Sprinkle Introduction
William G. Tapply Introduction
Hilkka Pekkanen Translator
William L. Deandrea Introduction
Marilyn Wallace Introduction
Hanno Vammelvuo Translator
John Lutz Introduction
Gerald Gregg Cover artist
David Handler Introduction
Jane Haddam Introduction
Jonathan Kellerman Introduction
Carolyn G. Hart Introduction
John Katzenbach Introduction
Sharyn McCrumb Introduction
Seppo Virtanen Translator
Susan Conant Introduction
Stephen Greenleaf Introduction
Dean Koontz Introduction
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Randy Russell Introduction
Paul Lehr Cover artist
Laura Grimaldi Translator
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Robert B. Parker Introduction
Barye Phillips Cover artist
Margaret Maron Introduction
Judith Kelman Introduction
John J. McAleer Introduction
Aaron Elkins Introduction
Rita Mae Brown Introduction
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David Pelavin Cover artist
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Estadístiques

Obres
330
També de
54
Membres
45,875
Popularitat
#351
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
974
ISBN
1,374
Llengües
20
Preferit
186

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