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Stout, Rex (Todhunter) (1886-1975).

novelist, detective fiction writer. Stout, born in Indiana, introduced his orchidist and gourmet crime solver Nero Wolfe in Ferde-Lance (1934). Novels featuring the detective who solves crimes without leaving his desk appeared at a brisk pace and include The League of the Frightened Men (1935), The Hand in the Glove (1937), Too Many Cooks (1938), Some Buried Caesar (1939), Black Orchids (1942), Not Quite Dead Enough (1944), Murder by the Book (1951), Before Midnight (1955), If Death Ever Slept (1957), Death of a Doxy (1966), and A Family Affair (1975). Other Stout novels, sans Wolfe, include How Like a God (1919), Seed on the Wind (1930), and Forest Fire (1933).

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Publication:Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature
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Date:Jan 1, 1991
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