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When Sleuths Buy Gifts ;-)

Have you ever taken part in a ‘Secret Santa’ gift exchange? Sometimes it’s called a ‘Kris Kringle,’ and sometimes a ‘Pollyanna.’ There are other names for it too. 718 more words

Agatha Christie

The Black Orchids

The Black Orchids

by Rex Stout

It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore”.–The New York Times Book Review.

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Book Review

Holiday Loves and Quirks - Nero Wolfe

Holiday Loves and Quirks is my mini-blog series for December.  Posts documenting my unique take on Christmas will show up on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  This is a way for me to share the spirit of the holiday with all of you!  349 more words


Nero Wolfe creator Rex Stout born December 1, 1886.

Rex Todhunter Stout, creator of the famous detective Nero Wolfe, was born on December 1, 1886 in Noblesville, Indiana. After a stint in the U.S. Navy (serving aboard the Presidential yacht during Teddy Roosevelt’s administration), Stout worked a series of odd jobs and wrote four novels of contemporary life before turning his hand to detective fiction. 212 more words

Author, Author

December 1, 1886: Rex Todhunter Stout is born in Noblesville, Indiana. He was one of nine children born to the Quaker family. Soon after his birth, the family moved to Kansas. 543 more words


Holiday Reading

The holidays have always been dominated by what I call ‘fun reading.’  This is due to being in college for pretty much the last ten years.  310 more words


It's Not Too Short, It's Not Too Long*

They’re not quite long enough to count as novels. But at the same time, they’re not really short stories either. I’m talking of course of novellas. 1,195 more words

Agatha Christie