Rex Stout
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"Rex Todhunter Stout" was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. Stout is best known as the creator of the larger-than-life fictional detective Nero Wolfe, who appeared in 33 novels and approximately 40 novellas. The Nero Wolfe stories are narrated by Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin (fictional detective)/Archie Goodwin, who is presented as having recorded the cases of the detective genius from 1934 (Fer-de-Lance (novel)/Fer-de-Lance) to 1975 (A Family Affair (novel)/A Family Affair).

In 1959 Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon Bouchercon XXXI/2000, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.

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