Nero Wolfe is a fictional detective created by American novelist Rex Stout. The series is narrated by Nero’s assistant, Archie Goodwin. The series has been adapted into movies and television, including Meet Nero Wolfe in 1936 (adapted from Fer-de-Lance), The League of Frightened Men in 1937, several made-for-TV movies and the A&E TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery, among others.

Rex Stout created the Nero Wolfe character in 1934. Below is a list of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Nero Wolfe Books


Fer-de-Lance(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The League of Frightened Men(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rubber Band(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Box(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Too Many Cooks(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Buried Caesar(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over My Dead Body(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where There's a Will(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Orchids(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Quite Dead Enough(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silent Speaker(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Too Many Women(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And Be a Villain(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble in Triplicate(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Second Confession(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Even in the Best Families(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Doors to Death(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Curtains or Three(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder by the Book(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prisoner's Base(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Triple Jeopardy(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Spiders(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Mountain(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Men Out(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Before Midnight(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Might As Well Be Dead(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Witnesses(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
If Death Ever Slept(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three for the Chair(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And Four to Go(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Champagne for One(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plot It Yourself(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Too Many Clients(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Deduction(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homicide Trinity(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gambit(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mother Hunt(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trio for Blunt Instruments(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Right to Die(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Doorbell Rang(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Doxy(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Father Hunt(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Dude(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Please Pass the Guilt(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Family Affair(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Times Three(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Three at Wolfe's Door(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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.