Favorite Authors – Rex Stout

I remember being an avid fan of Rex Stout in the 60’s and 70’s and reading all of his Image result for rex stoutwonderful 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!Image result for rex stout

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


About Hurricane River Publishing

I write mystery novels. The Butterfly Conspiracy and The Peacock Prophecy, feature Stepehn Moorehouse, his Uncle Phillip Kahle, and Stephen's romantic interest, Jeanette St. Jacques. The Maze At Four Chimneys features John Barrington and his family. The Black Orchid Mystery features a detective named Archie Archibald. This book takes place in Vero Beach, Florida but has ties to John Barrington from The Maze book. My latest book, Menagerie of Broken Dreams, brings back Stephen Moorhouse and his uncle Philip, as they travel to central Florida to make a movie. Things don't go as planned when they meet Doctor Merryweather and his run down roadside attraction the Menagerie.
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2 Responses to Favorite Authors – Rex Stout

  1. Eleanor Dix says:

    I might have to look up his books!!

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