Search Results: "Rex Stout"


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NOT QUITE DEAD ENOUGH by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1944

"Adept tale."
Double trouble for Nero Wolfe when Archie Goodwin frames himself with a murder in order to break down Nero's decision to become a soldier. 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 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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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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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 >

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DOUBLE FOR DEATH by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 1939

"Good rapid fire entertainment."
Few of the usual blind alleys in Tecumseh Fox' handling of the case of a murdered philanthropist, to clear a friend. Read full book review >

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MR. CINDERELLA by Rex Stout
Released: Dec. 1, 1938

"Well done, but unimportant."
This has the "feel" of a story written to order for the pictures — sentiment plus. 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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O CARELESS LOVE! by Rex Stout
Released: Nov. 1, 1935

"Rental library."
A swift paced, entertaining bit of trash — if one can be so contradictory in terms. Read full book review >

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IN THE BEST FAMILIES by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 29, 1950

"Archie as a private detective, on his own, Wolfe in disguise — this is no disappointment."
Quite a few surprises here for Nero Wolfe's followers, for they will find not only that Nero gives up in his battle against Mr. Zeck, but that he vanishes, even from Archie, moves his orchids and puts his house on the market; All because a Mrs. Rackham asks the mastermind to find out where her husband's money is coming from and the omniscient Zeck warns him off the case; Nero Wolfe finds a slim chance — and licks Zeck to the death. Read full book review >

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FOREST FIRE by Rex Stout
Released: April 13, 1933

"Not an easy book to sell."
A puzzler, Rex Stout. Read full book review >

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THE RED BOX by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1937

"Usual fast pace and hardboiled attitude — good entertainment."
Nero Wolfe featured in the solution of three poison deaths, when for once he is forced to leave his home, his beer and his orchids, and is retained by three different people to find the killer. Read full book review >