Rex Stout, born 1886 in Indiana/USA, worked at thirty different professions until he earned enough money to travel. In 1932, he began to write thrillers focusing on the famous detective Nero Wolfe. Nero is a gourmet weighing more than a hundred kilos, and moving as little as possible. Rex Stout finished more than fifty novels and received the "Grand Masters Award". He died 1975.
"It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore." --New York Times Book Review "Nero Wolfe towers over his rivals...he is an exceptional character creation." --New Yorker