There are countless Nero Wolfe courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Death of an Art Collector: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) (2019)
- Murder by the Book (Nero Wolfe) (1995)
- Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel to Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe Mysteries (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) (2012)
- The Hand in the Glove (1976)
- Murder in E Minor (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) (2016)
- Too Many Cooks/Champagne for One (Nero Wolfe) (2009)
- Murder, Stage Left (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) (2017)
- The Battered Badge (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) (2018)
- Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe) (1997)
- Over My Dead Body (Nero Wolfe Mysteries) [Mass Market Paperback]  (Author) Rex Stout (1994)
- Too Many Women (Nero Wolfe) (1975)
- The Second Confession (Nero Wolfe) (1995)
- Some Buried Caesar (Nero Wolfe) (1990)
- Before Midnight (Nero Wolfe) (1995)
No matter how fabulously he’s being courted, infamously dour “art hog” Arthur Wordell isn’t keen on favoring the new Guggenheim Museum with his extensive collection. Even at the urging of his beloved daughter, Nadia. Then, the night after the museum’s fête, Arthur takes a twenty-story plunge from the window of his Times Square office. Nadia thinks it’s no mere coincidence. Eccentric, yes. Suicidal, no.
It wasn’t Leonard Dykes’s writing style that offended. But something in his unpublished tome seemed to lead everyone who read it to a very unhappy ending. Now four people are dead, including the unfortunate author himself, and the police think Nero Wolfe is the only man who can close the book on this novel killer. So the genius sleuth directs his sidekick to set a trap . . .
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel to Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe Mysteries (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) (2012)
In 1930, young Archie Goodwin comes to New York City hoping for a bit of excitement. In his third week working as a night watchman, he stops two burglars in their tracks—with a pair of hot lead slugs.
The Hand in the Glove (1976)
Wealthy industrialist P. L. Storrs has never approved of lady detectives, and he normally would not have made an exception of Theodolina “Dol” Bonner. But faced with a very delicate problem and surprisingly impressed, he hires her instantly. It seems that Storrs’ bird-witted wife has fallen under the spell of a smooth-talking religious charlatan, and now Storrs wants Dol to get the goods on him.
Ever since disgraced associate Orrie Cather’s suicide, armchair detective Nero Wolfe has relished retirement in his Manhattan brownstone on West Thirty-Fifth Street. Two years after Cather’s death, only a visit from Maria Radovich—and the urging of Wolfe’s prize assistant, Archie Goodwin—could draw the eccentric and reclusive genius back into business.
A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction’s greatest detectives. In this pair of classic Nero Wolfe mysteries, Stout is at his unparalleled best as the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, are served two lethally appetizing cases.
When a renowned theater director senses something amiss during his latest production, he calls in Nero Wolfe. Though the corpulent genius wouldn’t normally accept a job this vague, a mutual friend dangles the prospect of a very rare orchid in exchange for his services, and Wolfe can’t resist. With a mind to suss out useful backstage gossip, Wolfe turns to his faithful assistant, Archie Goodwin, to impersonate a journalist in order to speak to the cast.
When wealthy and popular crusader and reformer Lester Pierce is gunned down in front of his Park Avenue residence, the public outcry forces the NYPD to restructure its homicide department. As the deceased was highly critical of Inspector Lionel Cramer, the longtime head of homicide is temporarily relieved of his badge.
Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe) (1997)
As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he’s getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. As for Wolfe, he’s playing snake charmer in a case with more twists than an anaconda — whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer who’s still got poison in his heart.
Paperback Publisher: Bantam; 63654th edition (1994) ASIN: B00E86G344 Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 180 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,169,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Too Many Women (Nero Wolfe) (1975)
Mass Market Paperback: 168 pages Publisher: Bantam Books; 7th Printing edition (1975) Language: English ASIN: B0007AIACI Package Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,109,124 in Books (See…
When a millionaire businessman hires Nero Wolfe to probe the background of his daughter’s boyfriend, it seems like just another case of an overprotective father. But when a powerful gangland boss “counsels” the detective to drop the matter, Wolfe receives a warning: a burst of machine-gun fire through the windows of his orchid room.
An automobile breakdown strands Nero Wolfe and Archie in the middle of a private pasture—and a family feud over a prize bull. A restaurateur’s plan to buy the stud and barbecue it as a publicity stunt may be in poor taste, but it isn’t a crime . . . until Hickory Caesar Grindon, the soon-to-be-beefsteak bull, is found pawing the remains of a family scion.
Before Midnight (Nero Wolfe) (1995)
The scent of murder is in the air at the great Pour Amour perfume contest, and the incomparable Nero Wolfe is intent on sniffing out the killer. The foul deed is committed during the contest’s final round. Only five riddles separate the contestants from the million-dollar cash prize when someone finds the sweet smell of success too intoxicating to leave to chance.
Best Nero Wolfe Books You Should Read
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The Nero Wolfe Cookbook
Author(s): Rex Stout
ID: 418956, Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing, Year: 1996, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
Black Orchids (Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
Author(s): Rex Stout
ID: 473046, Publisher: , Year: 1992, Size: 274 Kb, Format: lit
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