Search Results: "Kergan Edwards-Stout"


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Gifts Not Yet Given by Kergan Edwards-Stout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"Uneven writing but provocative stories with a clear, vital message."
The holiday season adds further strain to complex, tense relationships in this diverse collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"A distinctively entertaining gay novel written with moxie and bolstered by pitch-perfect perspectives."
A gay man wrestles with a traumatic past and an uncertain future as a long-term HIV survivor. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN SPIDERS by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 26, 1953

"Calculating."
That open (but often shut) private eye, Nero Wolfe ignores police assumptions when he links three unrelated deaths and, with his meager force against N.Y.'s finest, ties in extortion with the murders. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER HUNT by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 1963

"Dependable."
Skillful plotting and a somewhat unusual idea make this basically a good Rex Stout. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK MOUNTAIN by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1954

"Surprise, surprise!"
The big news about Mr. Stout's big boy, Nero Wolfe, is that he not only gets out of the house to the morgue (for his first visit) but travels to Montenegro and that isn't all — he even plays hide and seek with villainous characters in the mountains! Read full book review >

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ROYAL FLUSH by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1965

This winning hand includes Rex Stout's first mystery novel, Fer-de-Lance, Murder by the Book, and three novelettes— The Next Witness; When a Man Murders; and Die Like a Dog, quite a collation at this price. Read full book review >

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THE DOG HERMIT by David Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Readers will savor this one."
Stout's Carolina Skeletons (1988) won an Edgar for Best First Novel. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT SPEAKER by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1946

"Current topics and trends are a part of this wily Wolfe yarn."
Nero Wolfe returning after some six years, with as spectacular and gaudy flim-flams, obnoxious behavior as pre-war. Read full book review >

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TRIO FOR BLUNT INSTRUMENTS by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 1964

"In Blood Will Tell analysis of the evidence saves the husband of a murdered woman who had given him good reason to have wished her dead."
Those three novelettes feature the stationary detective Nero Wolfe and his leg man, Archie Goodwin. Read full book review >

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IF DEATH EVER SLEPT by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1957

"Assumptions to assurances smartly."
A spat between Wolfe and Goodwin sends Archie to Otis Jarrell's household as secretary to get evidence that will have Jarrell's daughter-in-law thrown out. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2009

"A compelling account of a woman who, though long forgotten, changed the way the world viewed swimming. Not quite equal in historical scope to Gavin Mortimer's The Great Swim (2008), but more colorful than Tim Dahlberg's America's Girl (2009)."
The Best American Sports Writing series editor offers a history of the first woman to swim the English Channel. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND CONFESSION by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1949

"As before — showmanship and saleability."
The ponderous pundit and pluperfectly plump prima donna of crime detection at it again. Read full book review >