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Home, Where My Thought's Escaping*

Plenty of crime-fictional characters travel in the course of their work. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, for instance, doesn’t really have a settled place to live. And although Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot likes his home at Whitehaven Mansions, he also travels quite a bit. 976 more words

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My grandfather-world famous mystery writer, Rex Stout

My grandfather, Rex Todhunter Stout was born in Noblesville, Indiana, December 1, 1886. He was the sixth of nine children born to John and Lucetta Todhunter Stout. 426 more words

Archie Goodwin

The Lasting Appeal of Nero Wolfe

There are few series in the mystery genre as beloved as the Nero Wolfe novels written by Rex Stout. Part of the appeal is the eccentric Nero Wolfe character; an overweight, beer-drinking, orchid-raising, self-proclaimed “genius” who is able to solve most crime cases without leaving the comfort of his New York City apartment. 491 more words

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That's Where the Big Bands Used to Come and Play*

Among many other things, crime fiction shows us how society changes over time. It also gives readers a look at really interesting social phenomena. For instance, from the turn of the last century until the 1960s, the dance hall was an important fixture in the social life of many communities. 1,007 more words

Agatha Christie

Vintage Paperbacks: Rex Stout

Now available are several vintage paperback Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout.

Most of these paperbacks are priced at $5.00 each.

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Don't Care If It's Chinatown or on Riverside*

If you’ve ever been to New York City, then you know that it defies easy description. It’s a city with a long and rich history, and today, it’s a mix of so many cultures and different kinds of people that the word ‘diverse’ doesn’t even begin to describe it. 963 more words

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