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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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 BROKEN VASE by Rex Stout
Released: Jan. 23, 1940

"We prefer his Nero Wolfe."
Tecumseh Fox, doubly hired when a suicide and a sabotaged violin lead to murder and worse. Read full book review >

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PLOT IT YOURSELF by Rex Stout
Released: Oct. 30, 1959

"The very multiplicity of charge and counter-charge makes for a certain amount of confusion at the start, but the unexpected setbacks Wolfe encounters and the unusual resolution of the mystery strike a new note by an old hand."
An ingenious story- as successive charges of plagiarism are brought against writers and publishing houses- and confirmatory evidence presented which seems to make it something more than blackmail. Read full book review >

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SOME BURIED CAESAR by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 1938

"This is one of the not so good — a few loose ends, a few unconvincing bits almost offset the fact that it is a unique set-up (the threatened barbecue of a prize bull, country fair, etc. Yet it is fun."
Let us start with the premise that Nero Wolfe stories are tops. Read full book review >