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Rex Todhunter Stout

Rex Stout was an American writer noted for his detective fiction.

Career

  • How Like a God, 1929;

    Seed on the Wind, 1930;

    Golden Remedy, 1931;

    Forest Fire, 1933;

    Fer-de-Lance, 1934;

    The President Vanishes, 1934;

    The League of Frightened Men, 1935;

    O Carless Love, 1935;

    The Rubber Band, 1936;

    The Red Box, 1936;

    The Hand in the Glove, 1937;

    Too Many Cooks, 1938;

    Mr. Cinderella, 1938;

    Some Buried Caesar, 1939;

    Mountain Cat, 1939;

    Over My Dead Body, 1939;

    Red Threads, 1940;

    Double for Death, 1940;

    Bad for Business, 1940;

    Where There’s a Will, 1941;

    The Broken Vase, 1941;

    Alphabet Hicks, 1942;

    Black Orchids, 1942;

    The Illustrious Dunderheads, 1942;

    Not Quite Dead Enough, 1944;

    The Silent Speaker, 1946;

    Too Many Women, 1947;

    Trouble in Triplicate, 1949;

    The Second Confession, 1949;

    Three Doors to Death, 1950;

    In the Best Families, 1950;

    Curtains for Three, 1951;

    Murder by the Book, 1951;

    Triple Jeopardy, 1952;

    Prisoner’s Base, 1952;

    The Golden Spiders, 1953;

    Three Men Out, 1954;

    The Black Mountain, 1954;

    Before Midnight, 1955;

    Three Witnesses, 1956;

    Might as Well Be Dead, 1956;

    Three for the Chair, 1957;

    If Death Ever Slept, 1957;

    And Four to Go, 1958;

    Champagne for One, 1958;

    Plot It Yourself, 1959;

    Three at Wolfe’s Door, 1960;

    Too Many Clients, 1960;

    The Final Deduction, 1961;

    Homicide Trinity, 1962;

    Gambit, 1962;

    The Mother Hunt, 1963;

    Trio for Blunt Instruments, 1964;

    A Right to Die, 1964;

    The Doorbell Rang, 1965;

    Death of a Doxy, 1966;

    The Father Hunt, 1968;

    Death of a Dude, 1969;

    Nero Wolfe Cookbook, 1973;

    Please Pass the Guilt, 1973;

    A Family Affair, 1975.

Major achievements

  • In his seminal 1941 work, Murder for Pleasure, crime fiction historian Howard Haycraft included Fer-de-Lance and The League of Frightened Men in his definitive list of the most influential works of mystery fiction.
  • In January 1959 the Crime Writers Association selected Stout as recipient of its Silver Dagger Award for The Father Hunt, which it named "the best crime novel by a non-British author in 1969".
  • 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.

Politics

Party affiliation: Liberal Party

Membership

  • Fight for Freedom organization , USA
    1941 - 1945

  • Writers' War Board , USA
    1942

  • United World Federalists , USA
    1945

Personality

Interests

Writers: P. G. Wodehouse

Artists: René Magritte

Connections

  • He was married twice: Fay Kennedy (1916–1932), Pola Weinbach Hoffmann (1932–1975) and had two children: Barbara Stout Selleck (1933–) and Rebecca Stout Bradbury (1937–).
  • father: John Wallace Stout - United States - teacher
  • mother: Lucetta Elizabeth Todhunter Stout - United States
  • Sister: Ruth Stout - United States - writer
  • ex-wife: Fay Kennedy - United States
  • Wife: Pola Weinbach Hoffmann - Austria - designer
  • a daughter: Barbara Stout Selleck
  • a daughter: Rebecca Stout Bradbury
  • writer of the Jeeves novels and short stories.
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Born December 1, 1886
Died October 27, 1975
(aged 88)
Nationality
  • 1892
    Topeka High School
  • 1901 - 1906
    University of Kansas
  • 1906 - 1908
    yeoman, Navy
    USA
  • 1908 - 1912
    Cigar store clerk
    USA
  • 1925 - 1926
    Censorship, American Civil Liberties Union's powerful National Council
  • 1926 - 1931
    one of the officers and directors, Vanguard Press
    USA
  • 1926
    editor, The New Masses and The Liberator magazine
  • 1942
    conducter of the broadcast, Our Secret Weapon
    CBS Radio

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