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Rex Stout (1886–1975)

Auteur de Fer-de-Lance

330+ oeuvres 45,774 utilisateurs 961 critiques 186 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

Author Rex Stout was born on December 1, 1886. A child prodigy with a gift for mathematics, Stout drifted as he became an adult, holding odd jobs in many places---cook, cabinetmaker, bellhop, hotel manager, salesman, bookkeeper, and even a guide in a pueblo. But his true talent lay in storytelling; afficher plus he sold his first story, about William Howard Taft, in 1912. His most famous creation is Nero Wolfe, a 286-pound detective genius who, with sidekick Archie Goodwin, can often solve a case without leaving his room. It is the way in which the puzzle is solved that intrigues Nero Wolfe, who is much like Sherlock Holmes in his ability to use deductive reasoning. More than 60 million copies (in 24 languages) of Stout's books have been sold. Stout writes quickly, drawing upon a lifetime of impressions. He neither uses an outline nor revises; he lets his characters take over as the story develops. The classy, erudite Nero Wolfe presents for readers an alternative to the hard-boiled branch of the genre. He died on October 27, 1975 (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Séries

Œuvres de Rex Stout

Fer-de-Lance (1934) 1,863 exemplaires
The Doorbell Rang (1965) 1,380 exemplaires
L'Homme aux orchidées (1939) 1,211 exemplaires
Black Orchids (1942) 1,153 exemplaires
Ici radio New-York (1948) 1,059 exemplaires
Over My Dead Body (1940) 1,044 exemplaires
Les Araignées d'or (Club des masques) (1953) 1,042 exemplaires
Les compagnons de la peur. (1935) 1,036 exemplaires
La voix du mort (1946) 997 exemplaires
Too Many Cooks (1938) 991 exemplaires
Champagne for One (1958) 966 exemplaires
In the Best Families (1950) 960 exemplaires
The Second Confession (1949) 931 exemplaires
Prisoner's Base (1952) 910 exemplaires
Death of a Doxy (1966) 902 exemplaires
A Right to Die (1964) 892 exemplaires
Not Quite Dead Enough (1944) 869 exemplaires
Murder by the Book (1951) 857 exemplaires
The Rubber Band (1936) 820 exemplaires
And Four to Go (1958) 818 exemplaires
La cassette rouge (1937) 806 exemplaires
Three Doors to Death (1950) 802 exemplaires
Three for the Chair (1957) 801 exemplaires
Before Midnight (1955) 796 exemplaires
Might As Well Be Dead (1956) 784 exemplaires
Plot It Yourself (1959) 784 exemplaires
Three Witnesses (1956) 768 exemplaires
Homicide Trinity (1962) 762 exemplaires
Where There's a Will (1940) 759 exemplaires
Death of a Dude (1969) 748 exemplaires
The Black Mountain (1954) 737 exemplaires
Trouble in Triplicate (1949) 736 exemplaires
The Father Hunt (1968) 731 exemplaires
A Family Affair (1975) 686 exemplaires
Trio for Blunt Instruments (1964) 684 exemplaires
The Final Deduction (1955) 673 exemplaires
If Death Ever Slept (1957) 667 exemplaires
Please Pass the Guilt (1973) 661 exemplaires
Three at Wolfe's Door (1960) 649 exemplaires
Too Many Women (1947) 645 exemplaires
Trop de clients (Too many clients) (1960) 624 exemplaires
Curtains for Three (1950) 582 exemplaires
Three Men Out (1954) 579 exemplaires
Triple Jeopardy (1952) 570 exemplaires
Un Gout Amertume (1985) 568 exemplaires
Red Threads (1939) 309 exemplaires
Double for Death (1939) 302 exemplaires
The Nero Wolfe Cookbook (1969) 290 exemplaires
The Hand in the Glove (1937) 287 exemplaires
The Broken Vase (1941) 272 exemplaires
Bad for Business (1940) 243 exemplaires
The Mountain Cat Murders (1939) 233 exemplaires
Sound of Murder, The (1941) 203 exemplaires
Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983) 194 exemplaires
Triple Zeck: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1974) 161 exemplaires
Her Forbidden Knight (1913) 124 exemplaires
Under the Andes (1984) 124 exemplaires
A Prize for Princes (1994) 105 exemplaires
Omnibus 1955: Full House (1955) 104 exemplaires
The President Vanishes (1967) 100 exemplaires
Target Practice (1998) 83 exemplaires
Omnibus 1958: All Aces (1947) 67 exemplaires
How Like a God (1961) 54 exemplaires
Royal Flush: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1965) 44 exemplaires
Merry Murder (1994) 39 exemplaires
The Great Legend (1997) 39 exemplaires
Murder on the Menu (1984) 32 exemplaires
Christmas Party [novella] (1957) 22 exemplaires
Seed on the Wind (1931) 19 exemplaires
The Last Drive: And Other Stories (2015) 17 exemplaires
Invitation to Murder #23.1 (1954) 16 exemplaires
Not Quite Dead Enough: Booby Trap (1944) 16 exemplaires
Black Orchids [novella] (1942) 16 exemplaires
Door to Death [novella] (1949) 14 exemplaires
The Illustrious Dunderheads (1942) 14 exemplaires
Nero Wolfe: il profumo del delitto (1989) 13 exemplaires
Disguise for Murder (1999) 13 exemplaires
Die Like a Dog [novella] (1954) 12 exemplaires
In the Pulps - 26 Short Stories (2013) 10 exemplaires
When a Man Murders [novella] (1954) 9 exemplaires
Fourth of July Picnic (1957) 8 exemplaires
Immune to Murder [novella] (1955) 8 exemplaires
Verwünschte Geschichten (1963) 8 exemplaires
Io, Nero Wolfe (1989) 8 exemplaires
The Cop-Killer (1994) 8 exemplaires
A Nero Wolfe Casebook (1992) 8 exemplaires
Too Many Detectives [novella] (1956) 7 exemplaires
Forest Fire 7 exemplaires
Murder is No Joke (1958) 7 exemplaires
L'eccellentissimo Nero Wolfe (1980) 7 exemplaires
Omit Flowers (1948) 7 exemplaires
Doctor Cinderella (Mr Cinderella) (1938) 6 exemplaires
Nine Short Stories (2012) 6 exemplaires
The Adventures of Nero Wolfe (2000) 5 exemplaires
Home to Roost 5 exemplaires
Instead of Evidence (1999) 5 exemplaires
Nero Wolfe: Private Eye (1998) 5 exemplaires
Das Fenster für den Tod (1965) 5 exemplaires
Death of a Demon (1961) 5 exemplaires
Death in two installments (1965) 5 exemplaires
A Window for Death [novella] (1956) 5 exemplaires
Verworrene Fäden (1966) 5 exemplaires
Counterfeit for Murder (1961) 5 exemplaires
Das Beste von Nero Wolfe (1994) 5 exemplaires
The Rodeo Murder (1960) 5 exemplaires
A tavola con Nero Wolfe (2005) 4 exemplaires
The Next Witness [novella] (1955) 4 exemplaires
The World Series Murder [novella] (2013) 4 exemplaires
Wenn ein Mann mordet (1965) 4 exemplaires
The Zero Clue (1953) 4 exemplaires
Eat, Drink, and Be Buried (1956) — Editor & Introduction — 4 exemplaires
Rue Morgue No. 1 (1946) 4 exemplaires
Easter Parade (1957) 4 exemplaires
Watson Was A Woman [Illustrated] (1983) 4 exemplaires
Five seconds before dying #14 (1949) 4 exemplaires
Bitter End and The Last Drive (2018) 3 exemplaires
Un derecho a morir (1981) 3 exemplaires
The Last Drive: A Golfing Mystery (2016) 3 exemplaires
Prisoner's Base (1986) 3 exemplaires
Demasiadas mujeres (1981) 3 exemplaires
By His Own Hand 3 exemplaires
Man Alive {short story} (1947) 3 exemplaires
Too many cooks (2022) 2 exemplaires
Nero Wolfe a cena col delitto (1973) 2 exemplaires
Rex Stout Collection (2013) 2 exemplaires
a cena col delitto 2 exemplaires
CRIMES EM SÉRIE 1 exemplaire
DUPLO CRIME NA RÁDIO 1 exemplaire
Černé orchideje 1 exemplaire
The Doorbell Rang (1965) 1 exemplaire
HOMICÍDIO NAS TERMAS 1 exemplaire
CRIMES IMPERFEITOS 1 exemplaire
La moglie perduta — Auteur — 1 exemplaire
Plagiat 1 exemplaire
Un roman a tué 1 exemplaire
Novelas escogidas 1 exemplaire
Mystery Trilogy 1 exemplaire
Rex Stout Mystery Magazine — Directeur de publication — 1 exemplaire
Nero Wolf discolpati 1 exemplaire
Nero Wolf fa la spia 1 exemplaire
Testament 1 exemplaire
Caso em Família 1 exemplaire
Kolm seiklust 1 exemplaire
Theo Drake 1 exemplaire
A Cadeia de Crimes 1 exemplaire
Las arañas de oro 1 exemplaire
Corsage 1 exemplaire
TRINDADE HOMOCIDA 1 exemplaire
O DIREITO DE MORRER 1 exemplaire
For Tomorrow We Die 1 exemplaire
Livsfarlig ingång 1 exemplaire
Nero Wolfe Collection 1 exemplaire
Likvideringslisten (1980) 1 exemplaire
Golden Remedy 1 exemplaire
Delitti in vacanza 1 exemplaire
The poisened needle 1 exemplaire
O Careless Love 1 exemplaire
ROMANZI 1 exemplaire
Gun Puzzle 1 exemplaire
Grim Fairy Tales 1 exemplaire
Polowanie na matk@02DBe (1992) 1 exemplaire
Nero Wolfes bomb 1 exemplaire
Stout Rex 1 exemplaire
Třikrát vražda 1 exemplaire
Ici, radio new york (1988) 1 exemplaire
LA SEGUNDA CONFESION. 1 exemplaire
Era uma vez tre s homens (1999) 1 exemplaire
Rose Orchid 1 exemplaire
Tungviktare sökes 1 exemplaire
Warner & Wife (2014) 1 exemplaire
Na toho už zapomeňte (1996) 1 exemplaire
Please Pass the Guilt (1973) 1 exemplaire
The red wool thread 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Death on Deadline (1987) — series creator — 311 exemplaires
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contributeur — 298 exemplaires
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Contributeur — 265 exemplaires
Murder on the menu (1984) — Contributeur — 196 exemplaires
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contributeur — 193 exemplaires
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2 (1957) — Contributeur — 188 exemplaires
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Contributeur — 181 exemplaires
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read with the Door Locked (1975) — Contributeur — 167 exemplaires
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contributeur — 154 exemplaires
Ten Great Mysteries (1959) — Contributeur — 107 exemplaires
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Contributeur — 89 exemplaires
The Twelve Crimes of Christmas (1981) — Contributeur — 62 exemplaires
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Contributeur — 59 exemplaires
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Mystery Novels (1987) — Contributeur — 59 exemplaires
14 Great Detective Stories (1949) — Contributeur — 58 exemplaires
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (1964) — Contributeur — 57 exemplaires
Detective Duos (1997) — Contributeur — 52 exemplaires
I Want My Mummy (1981) — Contributeur — 41 exemplaires
Nero Wolfe: The Complete Classic Whodunit Series [videorecording] (2006) — Original book — 31 exemplaires
Murder Most Merry (2002) — Contributeur — 30 exemplaires
Canine Crimes (1993) — Contributeur — 28 exemplaires
Vogue's First Reader (1942) — Contributeur — 27 exemplaires
Murder Most Delectable: Savory Tales of Culinary Crimes (2000) — Contributeur — 27 exemplaires
Nero Wolfe: The Complete First Season (2001) — Original book — 25 exemplaires
Lethal Black Book (1965) — Contributeur — 18 exemplaires
Best Detective Stories (1959) — Contributeur — 17 exemplaires
Cream of the Crime (1962) — Contributeur — 13 exemplaires
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
Redselen i Deptford og andre studier i Sherlock Holmes (1980) — Contributeur — 8 exemplaires
Dolls Are Murder : a Mystery Writers of America Anthology (1957) — Contributeur — 6 exemplaires
Sorte orkideer : 13 korte kriminalromaner (1988) — Contributeur — 6 exemplaires
Too Many Women | Night Walk | Draw the Curtain Close — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires
Detective-verhalen — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Detective-omnibus — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Best Detective Stories (Volume 2) (1964) — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
Writer's Roundtable (1959) 2 exemplaires
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Auteur, quelques éditions2 exemplaires
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1952/03 (1952) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire
The Mystery Book (1939) 1 exemplaire
The Second Mystery Book (1940) 1 exemplaire

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Nom légal
Stout, Rex Todhunter
Date de naissance
1886-12-01
Date de décès
1975-10-27
Lieu de sépulture
Cremated
Sexe
male
Nationalité
USA
Lieu de naissance
Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Lieu du décès
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Lieux de résidence
Noblesville, Indiana, USA (Birth)
Wakarusa, Kansas, USA
Paris, France
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Études
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Professions
bookkeeper
sight-seeing guide
bookstore salesman
stablehand
hotel manager
detective novelist
Relations
Stout, Ruth (sister)
Wodehouse, P. G. (friend)
Organisations
Authors Guild
Mystery Writers of America
United States Navy
American Civil Liberties Union
Vanguard Press
Prix et distinctions
MWA Grand Master (1959)
Archie Goodwin Award (2005)
Courte biographie
After leaving the Navy in 1908, he became an itinerant bookkeeper and then worked as a sight-seeing guide, bookstore salesman, stablehand and hotel manager. Later he devised and implemented a school banking system which was installed in four hundred cities and towns throughout the country. In 1927 he retired from the world of finance and began writing. In 1941 he became chairman of the Writer's War Board, and in 1943 he was elected president of the Authors Guild. He was married to wife, Pola.

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Critiques

These three Nero Wolfe novellas all have one thing in common: Wolfe’s client is murdered in each one (although technically he didn’t accept the victim as a client in the second novella). The novellas are out of order since the middle one takes place during World War II while Archie is in the army and assigned to Wolfe, while the first and last are set shortly after the war. The novella length works well for Wolfe stories. It’s long enough to allow the reader to consider multiple suspects for the murder, and the pace suits first-person narrator Archie’s repartee.… (plus d'informations)
 
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cbl_tn | 18 autres critiques | May 24, 2024 |
The only Nero Wolfe book I couldn't finish; Stout took him out of environment and routine and it seemed awkward and uncomfortable at every turn. Didn't like new characters, storyline didn't flow, everything just plodded along until I was ready to burn the book 2/3 of the way through.
 
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Zmosslady | 16 autres critiques | May 13, 2024 |
Not one of Stout's best efforts. Although I really like Archie (far more than I do Wolfe), the emphasis on his romance with Lily was too much for a whole novel.
The puzzle itself was not as memorable as some, and the novelty is primarily the presence of Nero Wolfe at a Montana ranch.
According to the jacket blurb, Stout was an avid Western outdoorsman, which shows in the authentic setting.
It's just not the right place for our New Yorkers.
 
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librisissimo | 16 autres critiques | Apr 10, 2024 |
I love every oone of the books in this series
 
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cspiwak | 66 autres critiques | Mar 6, 2024 |

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Statistiques

Œuvres
330
Aussi par
54
Membres
45,774
Popularité
#354
Évaluation
3.9
Critiques
961
ISBN
1,374
Langues
20
Favoris
186

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