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Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout (1886 – 1975) was first published in 1934. It is the first in the Nero Wolfe detective series. I have two copies of this novel:  the 1984 Bantam paperback and the 1968 (3rd printing) of the Pyramid paperback. 901 more words



Passear por Lisboa, enganar-me no caminho e desembocar  num bairro onde ainda há tascas, uma sociedade recreativa, música e pessoas a conversar dentro e fora de portas. 54 more words


Why I Like Reading Raymond Chandler

I probably read Chandler years ago. It must have been like tasting a very special whiskey blend too strong for the inexperienced to appreciate, for I fell into a stupor and do not remember it at all now. 1,356 more words

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Well-Constructed Sentences

They didn’t want him to go, even then, which was the best demonstration to date of the pitiable condition they were in.  They certainly were stymied, flummoxed, and stripped to the bone.  48 more words


Rex Stout on writing detective stories

‘You can create people in your mind that you get excited about; you can devise and develop a plot situation, you have a sense of structure and form; and you can write readable narrative and dialogue.   69 more words

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