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Rex Stout (1886–1975)

Autor(a) de Fer-de-Lance

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About the Author

Author Rex Stout was born on December 1, 1886. A child prodigy with a gift for mathematics, Stout drifted as he became an adult, holding odd jobs in many places---cook, cabinetmaker, bellhop, hotel manager, salesman, bookkeeper, and even a guide in a pueblo. But his true talent lay in storytelling; mostrar mais he sold his first story, about William Howard Taft, in 1912. His most famous creation is Nero Wolfe, a 286-pound detective genius who, with sidekick Archie Goodwin, can often solve a case without leaving his room. It is the way in which the puzzle is solved that intrigues Nero Wolfe, who is much like Sherlock Holmes in his ability to use deductive reasoning. More than 60 million copies (in 24 languages) of Stout's books have been sold. Stout writes quickly, drawing upon a lifetime of impressions. He neither uses an outline nor revises; he lets his characters take over as the story develops. The classy, erudite Nero Wolfe presents for readers an alternative to the hard-boiled branch of the genre. He died on October 27, 1975 (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Rex Stout

Fer-de-Lance (1934) 1,793 cópias
The Doorbell Rang (1965) 1,342 cópias
Some Buried Caesar (1939) 1,173 cópias
Black Orchids (1969) 1,124 cópias
And Be a Villain (1948) 1,038 cópias
Over My Dead Body (1940) 1,020 cópias
The League of Frightened Men (1935) 1,011 cópias
The Golden Spiders (1953) 1,009 cópias
The Silent Speaker (1946) 972 cópias
Too Many Cooks (1938) 959 cópias
Champagne for One (1958) 941 cópias
In the Best Families (1950) 935 cópias
The Second Confession (1949) 906 cópias
Prisoner's Base (1952) 886 cópias
Death of a Doxy (1966) 883 cópias
The Mother Hunt (1963) 874 cópias
A Right to Die (1964) 865 cópias
Not Quite Dead Enough (1944) 841 cópias
Murder by the Book (1951) 826 cópias
The Rubber Band (1936) 798 cópias
And Four to Go (1958) 793 cópias
Three Doors to Death (1950) 784 cópias
The Red Box (1937) 784 cópias
Before Midnight (1955) 782 cópias
Three for the Chair (1957) 780 cópias
Might As Well Be Dead (1956) 762 cópias
Plot It Yourself (1959) 761 cópias
Three Witnesses (1956) 748 cópias
Where There's a Will (1940) 739 cópias
Homicide Trinity (1962) 733 cópias
Death of a Dude (1969) 721 cópias
The Black Mountain (1954) 719 cópias
Trouble in Triplicate (1949) 718 cópias
The Father Hunt (1968) 708 cópias
Gambit (1962) 669 cópias
Trio for Blunt Instruments (1964) 668 cópias
A Family Affair (1975) 665 cópias
The Final Deduction (1955) 651 cópias
If Death Ever Slept (1957) 646 cópias
Please Pass the Guilt (1973) 643 cópias
Three at Wolfe's Door (1960) 635 cópias
Too Many Women (1947) 625 cópias
Too Many Clients (1960) 605 cópias
Three Men Out (1954) 567 cópias
Curtains for Three (1950) 565 cópias
Triple Jeopardy (1952) 552 cópias
Death Times Three (1985) 549 cópias
Red Threads (1939) 305 cópias
Double for Death (1939) 296 cópias
The Nero Wolfe Cookbook (1969) 283 cópias
The Hand in the Glove (1937) 281 cópias
The Broken Vase (1941) 269 cópias
Bad for Business (1940) 235 cópias
The Mountain Cat Murders (1939) 229 cópias
Sound of Murder, The (1941) 200 cópias
Under the Andes (1984) 121 cópias
Her Forbidden Knight (1913) 121 cópias
Full House (1855) 103 cópias
A Prize for Princes (1994) 102 cópias
The President Vanishes (1967) 99 cópias
Target Practice (1998) 81 cópias
How Like a God (1961) 48 cópias
The Great Legend (1997) 39 cópias
Merry Murder (1994) 39 cópias
Murder on the Menu (1984) 32 cópias
Christmas Party [novella] (1957) 21 cópias
Invitation to Murder (1942) 16 cópias
Booby Trap (2015) 16 cópias
Black Orchids [novella] (1942) 16 cópias
Door to Death [novella] (1949) 14 cópias
Disguise for Murder (1999) 13 cópias
The Illustrious Dunderheads (1942) 13 cópias
Obras Selectas De Rex Stout (1982) 11 cópias
Die Like a Dog [novella] (1954) 11 cópias
Help Wanted, Male (1949) 10 cópias
This Won't Kill You (1952) 9 cópias
Demasiados cocineros (1901) 9 cópias
Fourth of July Picnic (1957) 8 cópias
Immune to Murder [novella] (1955) 8 cópias
Re Nero vince in sei mosse (1973) 8 cópias
The Cop-Killer (1994) 8 cópias
Verwünschte Geschichten (1963) 8 cópias
Murder is No Joke (1958) 7 cópias
Omit Flowers (1948) 7 cópias
A Nero Wolfe Casebook (1992) 7 cópias
Io, Nero Wolfe (1989) 7 cópias
As Aranhas Douradas (2000) 6 cópias
Il dottor Cenerentola (1938) 6 cópias
Forest Fire 6 cópias
Method Three for Murder (1960) 6 cópias
Frame-Up for Murder (1997) 6 cópias
Nero Wolfe: Private Eye (1998) 5 cópias
Nine Short Stories (2012) 5 cópias
3x Nero Wolfe (2010) 5 cópias
Home to Roost 5 cópias
Counterfeit for Murder (1961) 5 cópias
Das Beste von Nero Wolfe (1994) 5 cópias
Death of a Demon (1961) 5 cópias
The Rodeo Murder (1960) 5 cópias
Tod in zwei Raten (1965) 5 cópias
Bullet for One 5 cópias
Das Fenster für den Tod (1965) 5 cópias
A tavola con Nero Wolfe (2005) 4 cópias
Eat, Drink, and Be Buried (1956) — Editor & Introduction — 4 cópias
The Next Witness [novella] (1955) 4 cópias
OBRAS SELECTAS (II) (1984) 4 cópias
The Zero Clue (1953) 4 cópias
Rue Morgue No. 1 (1946) 4 cópias
Easter Parade (1957) 4 cópias
Wenn ein Mann mordet (1965) 4 cópias
Instead of Evidence (1999) 4 cópias
Verworrene Fäden (1966) 4 cópias
Before I Die 3 cópias
By His Own Hand 3 cópias
Man Alive {short story} (1947) 3 cópias
Seed on the Wind (2023) 3 cópias
Blood Will Tell 2 cópias
Heikle Gäste (1997) 2 cópias
Un derecho a morir (1981) 2 cópias
Demasiadas mujeres (1981) 2 cópias
Rex Stout Collection (2013) 2 cópias
Punane laegas (2021) 2 cópias
Los amores de Goodwin 1 exemplar(es)
E v♯ao mais quatro (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Kolm seiklust 1 exemplar(es)
Liiga palju kokki (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Kolm kadunukest : [lühiromaanid] (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Theo Drake 1 exemplar(es)
Liiga palju kokki 1 exemplar(es)
Nad matsid Caesari 1 exemplar(es)
Caso em Família 1 exemplar(es)
Ici, radio new york (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Třikrát vražda 1 exemplar(es)
Caça à mãe 1 exemplar(es)
LA SEGUNDA CONFESION. 1 exemplar(es)
Un roman a tué 1 exemplar(es)
Toque de campainha, Um 1 exemplar(es)
Plagiat 1 exemplar(es)
A Cadeia de Crimes 1 exemplar(es)
Three at Wolf's Door 1 exemplar(es)
Nero Wolfe Omnibus, The 1 exemplar(es)
Trilogia de Mistério 1 exemplar(es)
Rex Stout Mystery Magazine — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
La madre cazadora (1963) 1 exemplar(es)
Stout Rex 1 exemplar(es)
For Tomorrow We Die 1 exemplar(es)
Livsfarlig ingång 1 exemplar(es)
5x Nero a Archie (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Gouden spinnen Gif als getuige (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Polowanie na matk@02DBe (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Likvideringslisten (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Grim Fairy Tales 1 exemplar(es)
Gun Puzzle 1 exemplar(es)
ROMANZI 1 exemplar(es)
Delitto in mi minore 1 exemplar(es)
O Careless Love 1 exemplar(es)
Golden Remedy 1 exemplar(es)
The poisened needle 1 exemplar(es)
Delitti in vacanza 1 exemplar(es)
Nero Wolfe Collection 1 exemplar(es)
[No title] 1 exemplar(es)
Der rote Wollfaden 1 exemplar(es)
4 x Nero Wolfe 1 exemplar(es)
No lo suficientemente muerta (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Rozbitá váza (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Nasaďte mu psí hlavu (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Na toho už zapomeňte (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Rose Orchid 1 exemplar(es)
Warner & Wife (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Nero Wolfes bomb 1 exemplar(es)
Sensationelle opskrifter 1 exemplar(es)
Buon anno con Nero Wolfe 1 exemplar(es)
Tungviktare sökes 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Death on Deadline (1987) — series creator — 304 cópias
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuinte — 265 cópias
A Treasury of Great Mysteries (Volumes 1 & 2) (1957) — Contribuinte — 259 cópias
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
A Treasury of Great Mysteries [Volume 2] (1957) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 172 cópias
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias
Ten Great Mysteries (1959) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
The Twelve Crimes of Christmas (1981) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (1964) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Mystery Novels (1987) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
14 Great Detective Stories (1949) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Detective Duos (1997) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
I Want My Mummy (1981) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Canine Crimes (1993) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Vogue's First Reader (1942) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Murder Most Delectable: Savory Tales of Culinary Crimes (2000) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Nero Wolfe: The Complete First Season (2001) — Original book — 25 cópias
Lethal Black Book (1965) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Best Detective Stories (1959) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Cream of the Crime (1962) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Redselen i Deptford og andre studier i Sherlock Holmes (1980) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Dolls Are Murder : a Mystery Writers of America Anthology (1957) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Sorte orkideer : 13 korte kriminalromaner (1988) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Detective-verhalen — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Best Detective Stories (Volume 2) (1964) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Writer's Roundtable (1959) 2 cópias
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1952/03 (1952) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Stout, Rex Todhunter
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Local de nascimento
Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Local de falecimento
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Locais de residência
Noblesville, Indiana, USA (Birth)
Wakarusa, Kansas, USA
Paris, France
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
University of Kansas, Lawrence
sight-seeing guide
bookstore salesman
hotel manager
detective novelist
Stout, Ruth (sister)
Wodehouse, P. G. (friend)
Authors Guild
Mystery Writers of America
United States Navy
American Civil Liberties Union
Vanguard Press
MWA Grand Master (1959)
Archie Goodwin Award (2005)
Pequena biografia
After leaving the Navy in 1908, he became an itinerant bookkeeper and then worked as a sight-seeing guide, bookstore salesman, stablehand and hotel manager. Later he devised and implemented a school banking system which was installed in four hundred cities and towns throughout the country. In 1927 he retired from the world of finance and began writing. In 1941 he became chairman of the Writer's War Board, and in 1943 he was elected president of the Authors Guild. He was married to wife, Pola.



Some Buried Caesar - Spoilers em The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group) (Março 2021)


Wolfe's client, Paul Whipple, is a blast from the past - last seen as a key witness is #5 Too Many Cooks, he has come to Wolfe on behalf of his son, Dunbar. Dunbar is deep in the civil rights struggle and has fallen in love with a rich white woman, Susan Brooke, who is volunteering for the same organization, the ROCC. Daddy Whipple doesn't like the idea of the interracial marriage and wants Wolfe to look into Susan's background and make sure she's not trying to Make A Pronouncement with this decision to marry across race. Archie duly meets with Miss Brooke and scours her background, finding nothing wanting, only to be called back to New York because Susan has been found dead - and Dunbar made the discovery.

The case shifts now to Dunbar's defense, as he has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Wolfe doesn't believe Dunbar would kill his future fiancee, but he discovers plenty of people in their lives who also disapprove of an interracial marriage - including Susan's own family. Only when a second person ends up dead does the answer finally become clear, and it's a race against time before a third person is in the killer's crosshairs.

This is about what you'd expect for Nero Wolfe Takes on Civil Rights. He infamously has no regard for women at all, so the question is but a theoretical one to him, but he has a rather unique point of view, as he is not a white American or of the class for whom this is such a thorny issue. He more or less stays out of the racial aspect, but it gets predictably ugly when the murderer shows their true colors.

I should like the idea of the final clue being a linguistic one, but honestly it felt like such a reach after 150 pages of tail-chasing that it falls a little flat for me. I'd consider this a pretty middle of the road offering for a series perhaps already past its prime. Worthy of reading, but maybe not one to specifically seek out.
… (mais)
eurohackie | outras 14 resenhas | Nov 11, 2023 |
I’m becoming quite fond of the Nero Wolfe novels. This one was perhaps not quite as satisfying as the first one: I was barely interested in any of the characters save our protagonists and the cab driver; most were too shallowly rendered and the ones who weren’t were not likable. But it was a compelling ride and a fine read.
nillacat | outras 30 resenhas | Nov 8, 2023 |
Decent enough mystery story. Not stellar, just OK all round - enjoyable, just nothing that stands out among other books. The denouement doesn't have the force it should because there are too many named characters who don't really do anything but you need to be aware of - I honestly didn't really recognise the culprit and I got a couple of place names mixed up. I'm well aware this is more my own fault than the books, but I do feel it could have been pared down.

Also I feel it's important to note the way race is handled in this book is... dodgy. I can buy that the use of the n-word by several southern sheriffs is intended as character rather than endorsing the use of it, but the way Wolfe treats the black characters in the book is at best pretty patronising although it's clearly intended to be a "non-racist" contrast. In addition, "blacking up" is a plot point. It's not down-right awful, but it's definitely not very good.… (mais)
tombomp | outras 25 resenhas | Oct 31, 2023 |
This isn't a novel but rather a pair of novellas. In the first story, Black Orchids, Archie is sent by the sedentary Wolfe to the Manhattan Flower Show to spy on an exhibition of extremely rare black orchids. Wolfe is miffed because the breeder refused to sell one to Wolfe. Along the way Archie falls in love with a pretty girl inhabiting one of the diorama-like scenes set up by a nursery, which leads him to be on the spot when a murder occurs. Wolfe manages to solve the murder and snag a black orchid plant all in one afternoon, which is pretty good.

The second novella, Cordially Invited to Meet Death finds Wolfe and Archie trying to solve the murder of a fancy party planner, who is deliberately dosed with tetanus. She had originally consulted Wolfe about some anonymous letters that were sent to some of her clients, so Wolfe is motivated to find her killer since he wasn't able to prevent her murder. The black orchids show up on the coffin at the funeral, which is framed by Archie as a mystery — why did Wolfe send one of his precious on someone he barely knew? That mystery isn't solved, but since I couldn't see the point of it other than to provide a tenuous thread between the two novellas, I'm not bothered by the dangling plot point.

This isn't one of my favorites, but it's fine. I probably wouldn't have re-read it without prompting but I'm not sorry to have done so.
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rosalita | outras 21 resenhas | Oct 4, 2023 |



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