Friday, January 20, 2012

Saturday, January 20, 1934

Slept kind of late. I went outside and played with Betty. In the p.m. I went up to Pauline’s. Played a little there.

Portrait photograph of author Rex Stout at age 35, photographed by Arnold Genthe
Rex Todhunter Stout (December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975)

Born in Noblesville, Indiana, Stout was an American writer known for
his detective fiction - particularly for his Nero Wolfe character, who
debuted in 1934 in Stouts novel Fer-de-Lance. Stout went on to write
37 Nero Wolfe novels with the last, Death Times Three, being
published posthumously. He also published 40 novellas starring
Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin. Again, the final novella,
Assault on a Brownstone, was published after hid death.

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.

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