THREE  AT WOLFE’S DOOR is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex  Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1960. The book comprises three  stories, one of them published previously… “Poison à la Carte”* “Method Three for Murder” (previously serialized in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post, January 30–February 13, 1960)  “The Rodeo Murder”  *”Poison à la Carte” was adapted for season two of the A&E TV  series “A Nero Wolfe Mystery” (2001–2002). Starring Timothy Hutton as  Archie Goodwin and Maury Chaykin as Nero Wolfe; and directed by George  Bloomfield from a teleplay by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin, the  episode made its debut May 26, 2002, on A&E.
THREE AT WOLFE’S DOOR is a collection of Nero Wolfe mystery novellas by Rex Stout, published by the Viking Press in 1960. The book comprises three stories, one of them published previously…

“Poison à la Carte”*
“Method Three for Murder” (previously serialized in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post, January 30–February 13, 1960)
“The Rodeo Murder”

*”Poison à la Carte” was adapted for season two of the A&E TV series “A Nero Wolfe Mystery” (2001–2002). Starring Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin and Maury Chaykin as Nero Wolfe; and directed by George Bloomfield from a teleplay by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin, the episode made its debut May 26, 2002, on A&E.

retromiscellany:

Nero Wolfe
Stamped for Murder
10/20/50 

(Source: deadbodyonthesideoftheroad)

I’m told that your Stalin, when he was ill several months ago, summoned two likely successors to his side. He also summoned two birds. The first candidate, terrified that the bird would fly free, squeezed the poor creature so tightly that he killed it. The second, seeing the displeasure cloud over Stalin’s face, was so frightened that he hardly held the bird at all, and, of course, it escaped.

“Bring me a bird!” thundered Stalin. He held this bird by the legs and slowly, one by one, plucked each feather of this poor creature from his tiny little body. Stalin then opened his palm and there lay this bird, helpless, naked, shivering. And he looked up, and smiled gently, and said, “You see, this little bird is thankful for the human warmth of my palm.”

Maury Chaykin as Nero Wolfe (via scootyburped)
fuckyeahtimothyhutton:

Timothy Hutton in Nero Wolfe

fuckyeahtimothyhutton:

Timothy Hutton in Nero Wolfe

literaryflack:

Black Orchids is a Nero Wolfe double mystery by Rex Stout published in 1942 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. Stout’s first short story collection, the volume is composed of two novellas that had appeared in abridged form in The American Magazine:

*”Black Orchids” (August 1941, abridged as “Death Wears an Orchid”)

*”Cordially Invited to Meet Death” (April 1942, abridged as “Invitation to Murder”)

literaryflack:

Nero Wolfe’s Scrambled Eggs (From The Nero Wolfe Cookbook, 1973.) •6 large eggs •1 cup light cream •½ teaspoon salt •2 grinds black pepper •2 tablespoons butter •4 tablespoons clarified butter •several drops tarragon wine vinegar Bring water in double boiler to simmer. Mix eggs, cream, salt, and  pepper in a large bowl, whisk vigorously. Melt butter in double boiler,  then add egg mixture. Cover double boiler, leave for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, cook clarified butter in a pan on extremely low heat until  brown. When done, and off heat, add vinegar. After 15 minutes, open  double boiler and begin stirring continuously until eggs are at desired  texture. Serve, spooning butter-vinegar sauce on top of eggs. Read more here.

literaryflack:

Nero Wolfe’s Scrambled Eggs (From The Nero Wolfe Cookbook, 1973.)

•6 large eggs
•1 cup light cream
•½ teaspoon salt
•2 grinds black pepper
•2 tablespoons butter
•4 tablespoons clarified butter
•several drops tarragon wine vinegar

Bring water in double boiler to simmer. Mix eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, whisk vigorously. Melt butter in double boiler, then add egg mixture. Cover double boiler, leave for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook clarified butter in a pan on extremely low heat until brown. When done, and off heat, add vinegar. After 15 minutes, open double boiler and begin stirring continuously until eggs are at desired texture. Serve, spooning butter-vinegar sauce on top of eggs.

Read more here.

weeklylizard:

Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin at the movies (and on the radio).

Read more here.

(Source: tianimu)

weeklylizard:

“Now,  before you think that’s a little morbid, this is actually a quote from  “Help Wanted, Male”, part of the Trouble in Triplicate collection, and  it is mentioned that it is from a movie playing at the time of the case. The great thing about this message – unlike the one in the story – is  that you can quickly remove any trace of it in an effective and  delicious way.”
Recipe ound on Inspired by Wolfe. 

weeklylizard:

“Now, before you think that’s a little morbid, this is actually a quote from “Help Wanted, Male”, part of the Trouble in Triplicate collection, and it is mentioned that it is from a movie playing at the time of the case.

The great thing about this message – unlike the one in the story – is that you can quickly remove any trace of it in an effective and delicious way.”

Recipe ound on Inspired by Wolfe.
 
The first Nero Wolfe story issued as a Dell mapback (Dell #45, 1944), Too Many Cooks featured a scene-of-the-crime map by Gerald Gregg.

The first Nero Wolfe story issued as a Dell mapback (Dell #45, 1944), Too Many Cooks featured a scene-of-the-crime map by Gerald Gregg.