Rex Stout

Rex Stout

Rex Todhunter Stout (December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. Stout is best known as the creator of the larger-than-life fictional detective Nero Wolfe, described by reviewer Will Cuppy as "that Falstaff of detectives." Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin recorded the cases of the detective genius from 1934 (Fer-de-Lance) to 1975 (A Family Affair).

The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon 2000, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.

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A Nero Wolfe Mystery - Reception - Reviews and Commentary
... York Magazine (April 16, 2001) — Imperious and mysterious, Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe was always a natural for television ... James Vance, Tulsa World (April 22, 2001) — Stout's books are mysteries, but they're invariably more about the people involved than the mysteries ... excellent Nero Wolfe in A E’s new series based on Stout’s books ...
Meet Nero Wolfe - Reception
... of course, the rotund Edward Arnold, whose characterization of Rex Stout's fairly recent fictional figure presages brisk competition for such current screen master ... itself in crack whodunit fashion," wrote Variety (July 22, 1936) In bringing the Rex Stout figment to life Arnold has contributed lots more than girth and a capacity for beer guzzling ... Is it absurd and a "betrayal" of Stout to make Wolfe's orchid room a kind of greenhouse offshoot to his office? Of course, it is, but it's also a clever device ...
Nero Wolfe (1981 TV Series) - Reviews and Commentary
... Stout, who could never be accused of sentimentality, had the lad dead in the second chapter ... The character, of course, is the wonderfully eccentric Wolfe of the Rex Stout novels, a rotund, sedentary savant who fusses over orchids and has others do his physical work ... Los Angeles Times — Not quite Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe but still head and shoulders above most crime series.. ...
List Of Poisonings - Fiction - Novels - Crime Fiction
... Strong Poison Gosho Aoyama Case Closed/Detective Conan Rex Stout Fer-de-Lance Rex Stout The Red Box Rex Stout Black Orchids Cornell Woolrich Waltz into Darkness (filmed as ...
Rex Stout - Adaptations - The President Vanishes (Paramount)
... an interview printed in Royal Decree (1983), Rex Stout's official biographer John McAleer asked the author if there were any chance of Hollywood ever making a good Nero Wolfe movie ... "I don't know," Stout replied ... it but it was better than the book, I think." Rex Stout's anonymous 1934 novel was quickly transformed into a feature film by Paramount Pictures ...

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