Order of Rex Stout Books
Rex Stout (1886-1975) was an American author of detective fiction, most famous for his series featuring detective Nero Wolfe. Aside from his Nero Wolfe series (which fills up the lion’s share of his prolific bibliography), he wrote one other series called Tecumseh Fox, many standalone novels, several short story collections and even a Nero Wolfe cookbook. Rex’s narrative and dialogue were top-notch, giving his novels a certain re-readable quality.
Stout’s first novel was a standalone novel titled Her Forbidden Knight, published in 1913. He would continue writing standalones until he wrote the first Nero Wolfe novel, Fer-de-Lance, published in 1934. Below is a list of Rex Stout’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):
Publication Order of Nero Wolfe Books
Publication Order of Tecumseh Fox Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
|Three at Wolfe's Door||(1960)|
|Justice Ends at Home||(1977)|
|An Officer and a Lady and Other Stories||(2000)|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: Fer-de-Lance was also published as Meet Nero Wolfe. The Rubber Band was also titled To Kill Again. The Red Box is also known as Case of the Red Box. Some Buried Caesar was also published as The Red Bull. And Be a Villain was also titled More Deaths Than One. Even in the Best Families was also titled In the Best Families. Three Doors to Death was also titled Door to Death. Prisoner’s Base was also titled Out She Goes. And Four to Go was also published as Crime And Again. Plot It Yourself is also known as Murder in Style. The Hand in the Glove is also known as Crime on Her Hands. Alphabet Hicks is also known as The Sound of Murder. The Mountain Cat was also titled The Mountain Cat Murders.