Black Orchids" is the 9th book in Rex Stout's "Nero Wolfe" series. Both of these novellas are excellent
Black Orchids" is the 9th book in Rex Stout's "Nero Wolfe" series. Both of these novellas are excellent. I don't usually like short stories or novellas. I find them too truncated and abrupt. But, these two put that preference to shame. They've got the usual Stout excellence and instead of feeling rushed or choppy, they feel like a tightly wound spring
Black Orchids by Rex Stout. Nero Wolf and Archie Goodwin. Each of the Bantam reprints of the Nero Wolfe books has an introduction by a mystery author, and this one is by Lawrence Block, an author I haven’t yet dipped into - little-time.
Black Orchids by Rex Stout. Each of the Bantam reprints of the Nero Wolfe books has an introduction by a mystery author, and this one is by Lawrence Block, an author I haven’t yet dipped into - little-time those of us who reread Rex Stout do so for the pure joy of spending a few hours in the most congenial household in American letters, and in the always engaging company of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky
Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky. He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner.
Black Orchids is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1942 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. Stout's first short story collection, the volume is composed of two novellas that had appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine:. Stout's first short story collection, the volume is composed of two novellas that had appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine: "Black Orchids" (August 1941, abridged as "Death Wears an Orchid"). Cordially Invited to Meet Death" (April 1942, abridged as "Invitation to Murder").
Rex Stout REX STOUT, the creator of Nero Wolfe, was born in Noblesville . Not Quite Dead Enough.
Rex Stout REX STOUT, the creator of Nero Wolfe, was born in Noblesville, Indiana, in 1886, the sixth of nine children of John and Lucetta Todhunter Stout, both Quakers. Shortly after his birth. Nero Wolfe sprang full-grown from Stout’s forehead in that first book, and though in later years he would write non-Wolfe novels and even try his hand at another series character-from Wolfe to Fox should have been easy, after all-his doom was sealed (a melodramatic phrase Mr. Stout would never have employed) right from Fer-de-Lance.
It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery.
Narrated by Michael Prichard. Introduction by Lawrence Block. It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.
Rex Stout died in 1975 at the age of eighty-nine. And what a wonderful sanctuary Rex Stout has provided millions of readers for over half a century by introducing the world to Nero Wolfe. A month before his death he published his seventy-second Nero Wolfe mystery, A Family Affair. Ten years later, a seventy-third Nero Wolfe mystery was discovered and published in Death Times Three. The Rex Stout Library. As the century fades, Wolfe lives on, fresh and current as ever.
A remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show lures Nero Wolfe from his comfortable brownstone. Novels can be browsed alphabetically by title at the page. But before the detective and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, can stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder puts a blight on the proceedings. The murderer to be weeded out is definitely not a garden-variety killer. Titles of the novella collections are listed alphabetically on the page.
The Nero Wolfe book series by Rex Stout includes books Fer-de-Lance, The League of Frightened Men, The Rubber Band, and several more. The League of Frightened Men. Rex Stout. The Red Box.
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