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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

The League of Frightened Men

The second Nero Wolfe novel was published in 1935.  I read the previous Rex Stout effort and so was really excited to get my hands on this book. 669 more words


Short, Sharp Shots of Crime Fiction

Perfect for the commute or as a story before bedtime, these thrilling short stories by masters of crime will keep you at the edge of your seat.  540 more words

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A Less Happy Anniversary - Rex Stout (December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975)

Don’t worry, this is not going to become the Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe Almanac. But the Rex Stout Facebook page just posted something about this being the 39th anniversary of Rex Stout’s death at the age of 88. 185 more words


Happy Birthday, Archie

My annual tribute to one of my favorite fictional characters (if not my all-time favorite). I really need to update/expand this a bit, but this isn’t the year for it. 599 more words



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