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A Right to Die

A Right to Die


Rex Stout

ISBN: 9780670598335
Year of publication: 1964

Rex Stout A Right to Die Chapter 1 He had no appointment and, looking at him across the doorsill, it didnt seem likely that he would be bringing the first big fee of 1964. But when he said his name was Whipple and he wanted to consult Mr. Wolfe I let him in and took him to the office, because after a long dull day I would welcome Wolfes glare at me for breaking a rule, and also because he was a Negro. So far as I knew, in their hot campaign for civil rights the Negroes hadnt mentioned the right ...

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Gambit

Gambit


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1962

Rex Stout Gambit 1 At twenty-seven minutes past eleven that Monday morning in February, Lincolns Birthday, I opened the door between the office and the front room, entered, shut the door, and said, Miss Blount is here. Without turning his head Wolfe let out a growl, yanked out some more pages and dropped them on the fire, and demanded, Who is Miss Blount I tightened my lips and then parted them to say, She is the daughter of Matthew Blount, president of the Blount Textile Corporation, who is in ...

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The Mother Hunt

The Mother Hunt


Rex Stout

ISBN: 9780307756053
Year of publication: 1963

Rex Stout The Mother Hunt Chapter 1 When the doorbell rang a little after eleven that Tuesday morning in early June and I went to the hall and took a look through the one-way glass panel in the front door, I saw what, or whom, I expected to see: a face a little too narrow, gray eyes a little too big, and a figure a little too thin for the best curves. I knew who it was because she had phoned Monday afternoon for an appointment, and I knew what she looked like because I had seen her a few times ...

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Murder Is Corny

Murder Is Corny


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1964

Rex Stout Murder Is Corny 1 When the doorbell rang that Tuesday evening in September and I stepped to the hall for a look and through the one-way glass saw Inspector Cramer on the stoop, bearing a fair-sized carton, I proceeded to the door, intending to open it a couple of inches and say through the crack, Deliveries in the rear. He was uninvited and unexpected, we had no case and no client, and we owed him nothing, so why pretend he was welcome But by the time I had reached the door I had ...

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Kill Now — Pay Later

Kill Now — Pay Later


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1961

Rex Stout Kill Now Pay Later 1 That Monday morning Pete didnt give me his usual polite grin, contrasting the white gleam of his teeth with the maple-syrup shade of the skin of his square leathery face. He did give me his usual greeting, Hi-ho, Mr. Goodwin, but with no grin in his voice either, and he ignored the established fact that I expected to take his cap and jacket and put them on the rack. By the time I turned from shutting the door he had dropped his jacket on the hall bench and was ...

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Blood Will Tell

Blood Will Tell


Rex Stout

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Year of publication: 1963

Rex Stout Blood Will Tell 1 Naturally most of the items in the mail that is delivered to the old brownstone on West 35th Street are addressed to Nero Wolfe, but since I both work and live there eight or ten out of a hundred are addressed to me. It is my custom to let my share wait until after I have opened Wolfes, looked it over, and put it on his desk, but sometimes curiosity butts in. As it did that Tuesday morning when I came to an elegant cream-colored envelope, outsize, addressed to me on a ...

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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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