Search Results: "Martha Stout"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Too much pop and not enough psychology."
How unscrupulous political leaders turn people into sheep and make them bleat on cue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Deeply thought-provoking and unexpectedly lyrical."
From the author of The Myth of Sanity (2001), a remarkable philosophical examination of the phenomenon of sociopathy and its everyday manifestations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A lucid reminder of the power of narrative and the magic of metaphor in our psychological lives."
Therapist and teacher Stout (Psychiatry/Harvard Medical School) gracefully explores the phenomenon of dissociation. 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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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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CURTAINS FOR THREE by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1951

"Wolfe's fight against police stupidity and his insistence on his terms or none, make this sharp and capable test and proof reading."
The capsule three-some treatment for Nero Wolfe's didactic bloodhounding, this concentrates on female lead-ins to murder. Read full book review >

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THREE MEN OUT by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1954

"A comfortable patterning but persuasive."
Another packaged threesome — Invitation To Murder: The Zero Clue: This Won't Kill You — brings that rude rotundity, Nero Wolfe, and his capable legman, Archie Goodwin, into cases which involve the murders of three men. Read full book review >