Fer de Lance

Fer de Lance
Author: Rex Stout
Publsiher: Crimeline
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-07-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307755924

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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.

Fer de Lance The League of Frightened Men

Fer de Lance The League of Frightened Men
Author: Rex Stout
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2008-06-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0553385453

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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. Here, in Stout’s first two complete Wolfe mysteries, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town Archie Goodwin solve their most baffling cases. Fer-de-lance The fer-de-lance is among the most deadly snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, his partner, Archie Goodwin, suspects it means Wolfe is getting close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. But this is a case with more twists than an angry rattler...and if Wolfe doesn’t handle it with extreme care, he’ll be the next one struck by a killer with poison in his heart. The League of Frightened Men Paul Chapin’s Harvard cronies never forgave themselves for the hazing prank that left their friend a cripple. Yet they believed that Paul himself had forgiven them—until a class reunion ends in death and a series of poems promising more of the same. Now this league of frightened men is desperate for Nero Wolfe’s help. But can even the great detective outwit a killer smart enough to commit an unseen murder…in plain sight?

Fer de Lance The League of Frightened Men

Fer de Lance The League of Frightened Men
Author: Rex Stout
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2013-07-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307762211

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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. Here, in Stout’s first two complete Wolfe mysteries, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town Archie Goodwin solve their most baffling cases. Fer-de-lance The fer-de-lance is among the most deadly snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, his partner, Archie Goodwin, suspects it means Wolfe is getting close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. But this is a case with more twists than an angry rattler...and if Wolfe doesn’t handle it with extreme care, he’ll be the next one struck by a killer with poison in his heart. The League of Frightened Men Paul Chapin’s Harvard cronies never forgave themselves for the hazing prank that left their friend a cripple. Yet they believed that Paul himself had forgiven them—until a class reunion ends in death and a series of poems promising more of the same. Now this league of frightened men is desperate for Nero Wolfe’s help. But can even the great detective outwit a killer smart enough to commit an unseen murder…in plain sight?

The Rubber Band The Red Box 2 in 1

The Rubber Band The Red Box 2 in 1
Author: Rex Stout
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-07-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307762173

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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. Here, in Stout’s third and fourth complete Wolfe mysteries, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, solve two of their most baffling cases. The Rubber Band What do a Wild West lynching and a respected English nobleman have in common? On the surface, absolutely nothing. But when a young woman hires his services, it becomes Nero Wolfe’s job to look deeper and find the connection. A forty-year-old pact, a five-thousand-mile search, and a million-dollar murder are all linked to an international scandal that could rebound on the great detective and his partner, Archie, with fatal abruptness. The Red Box Murder by chocolate? That’s the premise Nero Wolfe must operate from when a beautiful woman is poisoned after indulging in a box of candy. It’s a case that the great detective—no stranger himself to overindulgence—is loath to take for a variety of reasons, including that it may require that he leave his comfortable brownstone. But he and Archie are compelled by a mystery that mixes high fashion and low motives…and a killer who may have made the deadliest mistake.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
Author: Steven R. Serafin
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 1340
Release: 2005-09-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780826417770

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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.

Justice Ends at Home and Warner Wife

Justice Ends at Home and Warner   Wife
Author: Rex Stout
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2018-06-14
Genre:
ISBN: 1387883747

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ustice Ends at Home was originally published in the Pulp magazine All-Story Weekly. It is both a legal thriller and a detective story. All scholars of Stout's work agree that its main characters, the phlegmatic, middle-aged Simon Leg and his youthful assistant Dan Culp, are Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin already living, perhaps subconsiouly, in the mind of Rex Stout eighteen years before Fer-de-Lance was written. Warner & Wife was originally published in January 30, 1915 issue of the Pulp magazine All-Story Cavalier Weekly. It is sort of a legal thriller, the story of a partnership fifteen years in the making. This is one of the novella length stories written by Rex Stout for the Pulps almost two decades before Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin were born.

Catalogue of Copyright Entries

Catalogue of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1310
Release: 1934
Genre: Copyright
ISBN:

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In the Beginning

In the Beginning
Author: Mary Jean DeMarr
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1995
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780879726744

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Others concentrate more on analysis of the subject novel itself, indicating more briefly how that book relates to those which follow it. Some discuss such questions as what exactly is the first novel in some rather complex series and in several cases more than one initiating book is discussed. No attempt has been made to include consideration of a representative sample of the various types of detective series, but a variety of authors is covered, ranging from such classics as Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, and Dorothy L. Sayers, to more recent authors like James McClure, Joseph Hansen, and Colin Dexter.

Crime Writers A Research Guide

Crime Writers  A Research Guide
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2011-01-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1591589193

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This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. • A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre • Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book • Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature • A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

The Mystery of Culture Contacts Historical Reconstruction and Text Analysis

The Mystery of Culture Contacts  Historical Reconstruction  and Text Analysis
Author: Kenneth Lee Pike
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1996
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780878402953

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A presentation of three papers co-authored by linguist Kenneth L. Pike who is founder of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, an innovator in the field, and a Noble Prize nominee. The essays consist of: an expansion of Pike's exploration in lexical items, focusing on morphological structures and establishing a theory on the basis of several languages; a cross-cultural approach to language; and a treatment of text analysis and its relationship to expressed reality. Lacks an index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Nero Wolfe Files

The Nero Wolfe Files
Author: Marvin Kaye
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2005-02
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0809544946

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Since 1977, The Wolfe Pack has published The Gazette, chockful of articles and tales of America's greatest sleuth, Nero Wolfe, who prefers beer and orchids to working at his West 35th Street brownstone. But thanks to Wolfe's wisecracking associate Archie Goodwin and his agent REX STOUT, Wolfe's seventy-two cases are mystery classics. THE NERO WOLFE FILES is a generous collection of Neronian reading delights selected from over twenty-five years of The Gazette by veteran anthologist, novelist, and charter member of The Wolfe Pack Marvin Kaye.

Catalog of Copyright Entries New Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  New Series
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Total Pages: 2344
Release: 1935
Genre: American literature
ISBN:

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Includes Part 1, Books, Group 1, Nos. 1-155 (March - December, 1934)

Perplexing Plots

Perplexing Plots
Author: David Bordwell
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2023-01-17
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0231556551

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Narrative innovation is typically seen as the domain of the avant-garde. However, techniques such as nonlinear timelines, multiple points of view, and unreliable narration have long been part of American popular culture. How did forms and styles once regarded as “difficult” become familiar to audiences? In Perplexing Plots, David Bordwell reveals how crime fiction, plays, and films made unconventional narrative mainstream. He shows that since the nineteenth century, detective stories and suspense thrillers have allowed ambitious storytellers to experiment with narrative. Tales of crime and mystery became a training ground where audiences learned to appreciate artifice. These genres demand a sophisticated awareness of storytelling conventions: they play games with narrative form and toy with audience expectations. Bordwell examines how writers and directors have pushed, pulled, and collaborated with their audiences to change popular storytelling. He explores the plot engineering of figures such as Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, Patricia Highsmith, Alfred Hitchcock, Dorothy Sayers, and Quentin Tarantino, and traces how mainstream storytellers and modernist experimenters influenced one another’s work. A sweeping, kaleidoscopic account written in a lively, conversational style, Perplexing Plots offers an ambitious new understanding of how movies, literature, theater, and popular culture have evolved over the past century.

Nero Wolfe

Nero Wolfe
Author: Marvin Kaye
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2005-11-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1557424845

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Since 1977, The Wolfe Pack has published "The Gazette," chockful of articles and tales of America's greatest sleuth, Nero Wolfe, who prefers beer and orchids to working at his West 35th Street brownstone. But thanks to Wolfe's wisecracking associate Archie Goodwin and his agent REX STOUT, Wolfe's seventy-two cases are mystery classics. NERO WOLFE: THE ARCHIE GOODWIN FILES is a new selection of Neronian delights carefully picked from over twenty-five years of The Gazette by veteran anthologist, novelist, and charter member of The Wolfe Pack Marvin Kaye.

Stout Fellow

Stout Fellow
Author: O. McBride
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2003-05-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1462076963

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Are you one of the millions who has spent many pleasant hours reading aboutNero Wolfeconverting the calories from his gourmet dining (albeit grudgingly) into mental energy to solve a murder? If you have traipsed through that morass of neuroses, idiosyncrasies and obsessive-compulsive behaviors, you must have questions. Did you know that while Wolfe usually tilts the scales near one-seventh of a ton, he may once have weighed less than his svelte associate, Archie Goodwin? Or how many times the "unbreakable" rules of the house are broken? Or why Fritz speaks French although he's not from France? Or how many bullet and knife wounds Wolfe carries on his normally sedentary carcass? Or what Inspector Cramer's first name is? Or how the characters evolved over the four decades of their existence? This book will provide you with the answers to those questions and a thousand others. I hope you find it satisfactory.

Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda

Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda
Author: Martin J. Manning
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2004
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780313296055

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Covers the history of propaganda that was created by the United States government.

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film
Author: Alan Goble
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 1039
Release: 1999-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3110951940

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