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The Final Deduction

The Final Deduction


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1961

Rex Stout The Final Deduction 1 Your name, please I asked her only as a matter of form. Having seen her picture in newspapers and magazines at least a dozen times, and having seen her in person at the Flamingo and other spots around town, I had of course recognized her through the one-way glass in the door as I went down the hall to answer the doorbell, though she wasnt prinked up for show. There was nothing dowdy about her brown tailored suit or fur stole or the hundred-dollar pancake on her ...

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Eeny Meeny Murder Mo

Eeny Meeny Murder Mo


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1962

Rex Stout Eeny Meeny Murder Mo Chapter 1 I was standing there in the office with my hands in my pockets, glaring down at the necktie on Nero Wolfes desk, when the doorbell rang. Since it would be a different story, and possibly no story at all, if the necktie hadnt been there, I had better explain about it. It was the one Wolfe had worn that morning brown silk with little yellow curlicues, A Christmas gift from a former client. At lunch Fritz, coming to remove the leavings of the spareribs and ...

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Death of a Demon

Death of a Demon


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1961

Rex Stout Death of a Demon Chapter 1 The red leather chair was four feet away from the end of Nero Wolfes desk, so when she got the gun from her handbag she had to get up and take a step to put it on the desk. Then she returned to the chair, closed the bag, and told Wolfe, Thats the gun Im not going to shoot my husband with. Sitting facing her with my back to my desk, which was at right angles to Wolfes, I raised my brows. I hadnt expected her to put on an act. When she had phoned the previous ...

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Counterfeit for Murder

Counterfeit for Murder


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1961

Rex Stout Counterfeit for Murder Chapter 1 My rule is, never be rude to anyone unless you mean it. But when I looked through the one-way glass panel of the front door and saw her out on the stoop, my basic feelings about the opposite sex were hurt. Granting that women cant stay young and beautiful forever, that the years are bound to show, at least they dont have to let their gray hair straggle over their ears or wear a coat with a button missing or forget to wash their face, and this specimen ...

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The Saint Magazine. January 1967. Volume 24, No. 5.

The Saint Magazine. January 1967. Volume 24, No. 5.


Edward D Hoch
Leslie Charteris
Rex Stout
Michael Avallone
Wenzell Brown
Stephen Dentinger
Hans Stefan Santesson
Richard S Ullery

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Year of publication: 1967

The Saint Magazine. January 1967. Volume 24, No. 5. The Export Trade by Leslie Charteris Copyright 1933 by Leslie Charteris Veteran readers of the Saint Saga are used to having characters reappear in different stories. This month we are trying the interesting experiment of reprinting two such stories in the same issue, because they really seem to belong together. L.C. It is a notable fact, which might be made the subject of a profound philosophical discourse by anyone with time to spare for ...

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The Rodeo Murder

The Rodeo Murder


Rex Stout

ISBN: 9789997525321
Year of publication: 1960

Rex Stout The Rodeo Murder I Cal Barrow was standing at the tail end of the horse with his arm extended and his fingers wrapped around the strands of the rope that was looped over the horn of the cowboy saddle. His gray-blue eyes as much of them as the half-closed lids left in view were straight at me. His voice was low and easy, and noise from the group out front was coming through the open door, but I have good ears. Nothing to start a stampede, he said. I just wanted to ask you how I go ...

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Method Three for Murder

Method Three for Murder


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1960

Rex Stout Method Three for Murder I When I first set eyes on Mira Holt, as I opened the front door and she was coming up the seven steps to the stoop, she was a problem, though only a minor one compared to what followed. At the moment I was unemployed. During the years I have worked for Nero Wolfe and lived under his roof, I have quit and been fired about the same number of times, say thirty or forty. Mostly we have been merely letting off steam, but sometimes we have meant it, more or less, and ...

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Too Many Clients

Too Many Clients


Rex Stout

ISBN: 9780670720101
Year of publication: 1960

Rex Stout Too Many Clients Chapter 1 When he had got deposited in the red leather chair I went to my desk, whirled my chair to face him, sat, and regarded him politely but without enthusiasm. It was only partly that his 39.95 suit didnt fit and needed pressing and his 3.00 shirt was on its second or third day it was more him than his clothes. There was nothing wrong with his long bony face and broad forehead, but he simply didnt have the air of a man who might make a sizable contribution to Nero ...

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Plot It Yourself

Plot It Yourself


Rex Stout

ISBN: 9780670561445
Year of publication: 1959

Rex Stout Plot It Yourself 1 I divide the books Nero Wolfe reads into four grades: A, B, C, and D. If, when he comes down to the office from the plant rooms at six oclock, he picks up his current book and opens to his place before he rings for beer, and if his place was marked with a thin strip of gold, five inches long and an inch wide, which was presented to him some years ago by a grateful client, the book is an A. If he picks up the book before he rings, but his place was marked with a piece ...

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If Death Ever Slept

If Death Ever Slept


Rex Stout

ISBN: 9789997525208
Year of publication: 1957

Rex Stout If Death Ever Slept Chapter 1 It would not be strictly true to say that Wolfe and I were not speaking that Monday morning in May. We had certainly spoken the night before. Getting home home being the old brownstone on West Thirty-fifth Street owned by Wolfe, and occupied by him and Fritz and Theodore and me around two a.m., I had been surprised to find him still up, at his desk in the office, reading a book. From the look he gave me as I entered, it was plain that something was ...

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Murder Is No Joke

Murder Is No Joke


Rex Stout

ISBN: 9780670122851
Year of publication: 1958

Rex Stout Murder Is No Joke Chapter 1 I was a little disappointed in Flora Gallant when she arrived that Tuesday morning for her eleven-oclock appointment with Nero Wolfe. Her getup was a letdown. One of my functions as Wolfes factotum is checking on people who phone for an appointment with him, and when I learned that Flora Gallant was one of the staff of her brother Alecs establishment on East Fifty-fourth Street, and remembered remarks a friend of mine named Lily Rowan had made about Alex ...

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The Easter Parade Murder

The Easter Parade Murder


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1957

Rex Stout The Easter Parade Murder Chapter 1 I swiveled my chair to face Nero Wolfe directly across the expanse of his desk top, and to look him in the eye. Then I made a speech. Nothing doing. If you wanted me to hook something really worth while, like a Mogok ruby, I might consider it, but I am not an orchid snatcher. For what you pay me I do your mail, I make myself obnoxious to people, I tail them when necessary, I shoot when I have to and get shot at, I stick around and take every mood ...

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The Christmas-Party Murder

The Christmas-Party Murder


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1957

Rex Stout The Christmas-Party Murder Chapter 1 Im sorry, sir, I said. I tried to sound sorry. But I told you two days ago, Monday, that I had a date for Friday afternoon, and you said all right. So Ill drive you to Long Island Saturday or Sunday. Nero Wolfe shook his head. That wont do. Mr. Thompsons ship docks Friday morning, and he will be at Mr. Hewitts place only until Saturday noon, when he leaves for New Orleans. As you know, he is the best hybridizer in England, and I am grateful to Mr. ...

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Might as Well Be Dead

Might as Well Be Dead


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1956

Rex Stout Might As Well Be Dead Chapter 1 Most of the people who come to see Nero Wolfe by appointment, especially from as far away as Nebraska, show some sign of being in trouble, but that one didnt. With his clear unwrinkled skin and alert brown eyes and thin straight mouth, he didnt even look his age. I knew his age, sixty-one. When a telegram had come from James R. Herold, Omaha, Nebraska, asking for an appointment Monday afternoon, of course I had checked on him. He was sole owner of the ...

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Too Many Detectives

Too Many Detectives


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1956

Rex Stout Too Many Detectives I I am against female detectives on principle. Its not always and everywhere a tough game, but most of the time it is, with no room for the friendly feelings and the nice little impulses. So a she-dick must have a good thick hide, which is not a skin Id love to touch if she hasnt, she is apt to melt just when a cold eye and hard nerves are called for, and in that case she doesnt belong. However, there are times when a principle should take a nap, and that was one of ...

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