Search Results: "Rex Stout"


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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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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 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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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 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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REX by Simon James
by Simon James, illustrated by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A cozy bit of new-family making—perhaps better not taken too literally. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Single parenting, T. Rex style. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE ENDS AT HOME AND OTHER STORIES by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1977

Proof positive that overnight literary sensations—like the launching of the Nero Wolfe blimp in the Thirties—don't really happen overnight, these fourteen magazine stories and two novellas give us Rex Stout twenty years before West 35th Street, already narrating in that conversational, confidential tone and already having his endearing smart alecks (like "a gazebo named Henderson") speak "nothing but United States." Read full book review >

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THE FATHER HUNT by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 28, 1968

"Still, the Stout-hearted won't fuss."
Young Amy Denovo, whose mother was, killed in a recent, possibly not so accidental, hit-and-run, hires the great Nero to find out who her father is And in the process to discover, perhaps, the name of the mysterious benefactor who has been depositing checks to her account—a sum which now amounts to about $264,000. Read full book review >

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HOMICIDE TRINITY by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 1962

"Nimble mental exercises."
Three novelettes from magazine appearances display — yet again- Nero Wolfe's many talents and Archie Goodwin's capable, if critical, support. 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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MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 26, 1956

"All the tricks in the trade."
The missing person that Nero Wolfe contracts to find turns out to be in prison for murder so His Obesity is forced to undo a conviction before he can claim his fee. Read full book review >