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Rex Stout
1886-1975
 

Rex Stout was born in Noblesville, Indiana. He started reading books at a very early age. He was also a mathematical prodigy. At the age of nineteen he was an accountant. At twenty-three he was running a hotel and at twenty-six he was a successful writer. In his thirties he ran a multi-million dollar banking business. At the age of forty-seven he created Nero Wolfe. After his death the Nero Wolfe series was continued by Robert Goldsborough.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
'Nero Wolfe' Novels
 1) Fer-de-Lance (Also published as: Meet Nero Wolfe)  1934
 2) The League of Frightened Men  1935
 3) The Rubber Band (Also published as: To Kill Again)  1936
 4) The Red Box (Also published as: Case of the Red Box)  1937
 5) Too Many Cooks  1938
 6) Some Buried Caesar (Also published as: The Red Bull)  1939
 7) Over My Dead Body  1940
 8) Where There's a Will  1940
 9) Black Orchids (Also published as: The Case of the Black Orchids) (novelets)  1942
10) Not Quite Dead Enough (novelets)  1944
11) The Silent Speaker  1946
12) Too Many Women  1947
13) And Be a Villain (UK Title: More Deaths Than One)  1948
14) Trouble in Triplicate (novelets)  1949
15) The Second Confession  1949
16) Three Doors to Death (novelets)  1950
17) In the Best Families (UK Title: Even in the Best Families)  1950
18) Curtains for Three (novelets)  1950
19) Murder by the Book  1951
20) Triple Jeopardy (novelets)  1951
21) Prisoner's Base (UK Title: Out Goes She)  1952
22) The Golden Spiders  1953
23) Three Men Out (novelets)  1954
24) The Black Mountain  1954
25) Before Midnight  1955
26) Three Witnesses (novelets)  1956
27) Might as Well Be Dead  1956
28) Three for the Chair (novelets)  1957
29) If Death Ever Slept  1957
30) And Four to Go (UK Title: Crime and Again) (novelets)  1958
31) Champagne for One  1958
32) Plot It Yourself (UK Title: Murder in Style)  1959
33) Three at Wolfe's Door (novelets)  1960
34) Too Many Clients  1960
35) The Final Deduction  1961
36) Gambit  1962
37) Homicide Trinity (novelets)  1962
38) The Mother Hunt  1963
39) Trio for Blunt Instruments (novelets)  1964
40) A Right to Die  1964
41) The Doorbell Rang  1965
42) Death of a Doxy  1966
43) The Father Hunt  1968
44) Death of a Dude  1969
45) Please Pass the Guilt  1973
46) A Family Affair  1975
47) Death Times Three (novelets)  1985
Other Novels
 1) How Like a God  1929
 2) Seed on the Wind  1930
 3) Golden Remedy  1931
 4) Forest Fire  1933
 5) The President Vanishes  1934
 6) O Careless Love!  1935
 7) The Hand in the Glove (UK Title: Crime on Her Hands)  1937
 8) Mr Cinderella  1938
 9) Mountain Cat (Also published as: The Mountain Cat Murders)  1939
10) Double for Death  1939
11) Red Threads  1939
12) Bad for Business  1940
13) The Broken Vase  1941
14) Alphabet Hicks (Also published as: The Sound of Murder)  1941
15) Justice Ends at Home and other stories (short stories)  1977

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