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Teaser Tuesday 11/24/2015: "The Black Mountain"

So this week I’m re-reading The Black Mountain, by Rex Stout, AKA The One Where Nero Wolfe Goes To Montenegro.  Given that Wolfe normally doesn’t even like going out onto the sidewalk, this is… 157 more words


As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along...

As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game. – Rex Stout: http://dlvr.it/CmJ9SB

Rex Stout

Rex Stout and Robert Goldsborough

Rex Stout and Robert Goldsborough

Rex Stout was the author of more than 70 mysteries featuring portly detective Nero Wolfe and his indefatigable assistant Archie Goodwin. 567 more words


From the Mailbag: Reading the Wolfe Books for the First Time

I received this email in response to my Happy Birthday, Archie! post last week.

Soooooo, each year you post this, each year I say I’m going to start…just put a request in for Fer-de-Lance, the first of the Nero Wolfe books, right?

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Don't Have Any Need to Prove Nothin' to No One*

There are people (I’ll bet you know some, yourself) who live life absolutely on their own terms. It’s not that they don’t care about others, such as friends and loved ones. 1,292 more words

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October 27, 1975: The Death of Rex Stout

Forty years ago today, Rex Stout died at the age of 88. It doesn’t take much effort looking around here to know that he had a pretty big impact on my life — even if I didn’t “meet” him until over a decade later — so I didn’t realize how significant the date was at the time (hey, I was only 2 at the time). 243 more words


Happy Birthday, Archie!

My annual tribute to one of my favorite fictional characters (if not my all-time favorite). Revised and expanded this year! Revising it mostly just reminded me that it’s been too long since I read any of these. 819 more words

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