Rex Stout
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Rex Stout

Rex Todhunter Stout (/staʊt/; December 1, 1886 - October 27, 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction, particularly the 33 novels and about 40 novellas that featured the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin between 1934 and 1975.

In 1959, Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon XXXI, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.

In addition to writing fiction, Stout was a prominent public intellectual for decades. Stout was active in the early years of the American Civil Liberties Union and a founder of the Vanguard Press. He served as head of the Writers' War Board during World War II, became a radio celebrity through his numerous broadcasts, and was later active in promoting world federalism. He was the long-time president of the Authors Guild, during which he sought to benefit authors by lobbying for reform of the domestic and international copyright laws,[specify] and served a term as president of the Mystery Writers of America.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by CBS Radio and photographer uncredited [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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    • Over My Dead Body

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    Nero Wolfe, lover of fine food and prize orchids, is a genius at daring detection. But he is always on guard when it comes to women....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great One

    • By Tog on 08-03-14

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    • Some Buried Caesar

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    A car accident in upstate New York strands Nero Wolfe, America's largest detective, and Archie Goodwin, his confidential assistant, in the midst of a family feud....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, poor audio

    • By Sue V on 02-01-11

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    • Prisoner's Base

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    Priscilla Eads, heiress to a towel company fortune, implores Wolfe to sort through some dirty laundry. When, hours later, Mrs. Eads gets strangled, the suspects' stories don't quite wash....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Archie leaves Wolfe to join a police investigation

    • By Chris T on 08-13-17

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    • Black Orchids

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    A remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show lures Nero Wolfe from his comfortable brownstone....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great words and performance - HORRIBLE audio!

    • By Brian on 11-02-09

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    • In the Best Families

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    Nero Wolfe and his capable assistant, Archie, help a rich old lady uncover the mysterious source of her husband's money....

    • out of 5 stars
    • Nero Wolfe never fails

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-16-07

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    • Murder By the Book

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    Leonard Dyke's writing style didn't offend. But all of his work featured unhappy endings: murders....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good stuff

    • By M. W. Baker on 04-21-07

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    • And Be a Villain

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    It was a broadcaster's worst nightmare: dead air, in the true sense....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of my favorites

    • By Michael on 11-20-13

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    • Death Times Three

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    Murder strikes thrice in these three baffling mysteries of crime and detection featuring Stout's great detective, Nero Wolfe....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Three Stories All Good, but Two were Repeats

    • By Michael on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Death of a Doxy

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Blackmail is such an ugly word. But then again, so is murder. Unfortunately, both terms have been laid at the feet of one of Nero Wolfe's oldest acquaintances....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of a great series

    • By Michael on 09-28-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Not Quite Dead Enough

    • By: Rex Stout
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    World War II has arrived, and U.S. Army intelligence wants Nero Wolfe urgently. But the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth refuses the call to duty....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd and Just OK, but a Must Read for Wolfe Buffs

    • By Michael on 07-10-14

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