I remember being an avid fan of Rex Stout in the 60’s and 70’s and reading all of his wonderful Nero Wolf mystery novels. Nero Wolf was a very different kind of main character. He was quite obese and confined to a wheelchair. He never left his house. His assistant, Archie Goodwin, would go out and gather clues which Nero Wolf then used to solve the mystery. Quite a concept! A detective who never leaves the house.
Between 1934 and 1975, Rex Stout wrote 33 novels and 40 novellas featuring Nero Wolf and Archie.
One of the many quirks I remember about Nero Wolf was that he enjoyed drinking beer and allowing the foam to dry on his upper lip. WOW….who could ever think of that!
In 1959 Rex Stout was awarded the Mystery writers of America’s Grand Master Award. Mr. Stout was nominated as Best Mystery writer of the Century. He was one of the founding members of Vanguard Press as well as being a long time president of the Writer’s Guild.
I fondly remember the happy hours I spent reading Nero Wolf mysteries. It makes me happy when I hear from someone that they enjoyed one or all of my Stephen Moorehouse mystery novels.
The Butterfly Conspiracy
The Peacock Prophecy
Menagerie of Broken Dreams