Die Hauptthematik von 'Der Richter und sein Henker' findet man unter anderem bei Dashiell Hammett, Rex Stout, Raymond Chandler und Georges Simenon. Grundthema: der Kampf zweier Parteien, deren eine ein einzelner Detektiv ist. Die 'gute' Partei, Inspektor Bärlach, ist todkrank, und es bleibt ihm nicht mehr viel Zeit, den Verbrecher Gastmann zu überführen.
Rex Stout was a titan of twentieth-century American detective fiction. His genius hero Nero Wolfe, weighing in at one-seventh of a ton, was featured in more than 70 novels and novellas with his wise-cracking hard-boiled assistant and amanuensis Archie Goodwin. Besides being a great story teller, however, Stout was a staunch left-wing anti-Communist, a political position that found its way into Stout's plots (and Nero Wolfe's dialogue).
Since 1977, The Wolfe Pack has published "The Gazette," chockful of articles and tales of America's greatest sleuth, Nero Wolfe, who prefers beer and orchids to working at his West 35th Street brownstone. But thanks to Wolfe's wisecracking associate Archie Goodwin and his agent REX STOUT, Wolfe's seventy-two cases are mystery classics. NERO WOLFE: THE ARCHIE GOODWIN FILES is a new selection of Neronian delights carefully picked from over twenty-five years of The Gazette by veteran anthologist, novelist, and charter member of The Wolfe Pack Marvin Kaye.
A remarkable anthology of works from the late science fiction master includes Bester's never-before-printed prologue to his classic novel The Demolished Man, short fiction such as "Hell Is Forever" and "The Four Hour Fuge," and his writings on such celebrities as Isaac Asimov, Woody Allen, and Rex Stout. Original.
The Rubber Band/The Red Box 2-In-1 A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America's greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction's greatest detectives. Here, in Stout's third and fourth complete Wolfe mysteries, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, solve two of their most baffling cases.
Under the Andes is an early novel by Rex Stout, first published in the All-Story Magazine in 1914. Temptress Desir
Featuring seven plays by James Wylder (Cryptos, An Eloquence of Time and Space), ranging from drama to comedy, One-Act Septology is both a wonderful read on its own, while giving a wide variety of choices for groups looking to put on short plays! Plays include: "Rex Stout Rings Again!" Real life mystery Author Rex Stout finds himself in the middle of a case he could have written himself- with the blame being placed on him! Originally produced by the Rivers Institute.
Since 1977, The Wolfe Pack has published The Gazette, chockful of articles and tales of America's greatest sleuth, Nero Wolfe, who prefers beer and orchids to working at his West 35th Street brownstone. But thanks to Wolfe's wisecracking associate Archie Goodwin and his agent REX STOUT, Wolfe's seventy-two cases are mystery classics. THE NERO WOLFE FILES is a generous collection of Neronian reading delights selected from over twenty-five years of The Gazette by veteran anthologist, novelist, and charter member of The Wolfe Pack Marvin Kaye.
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Focusing on crime fiction, film and television that artfully combine comedy and misdeed, this comprehensive study explores the reasons why writers and filmmakers inject humor into their work and identifies the various comic techniques they use. The author covers both American and European books from the 1930s to the present, by such authors as Rex Stout, Raymond Chandler, Elmore Leonard, Donald Westlake, Sue Grafton, Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich, along with film and television from The Thin Man to the BBC s Sherlock series.
100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction is a response to the growing attention paid to genre fiction in schools and universities. Since Edgar Allan Poe invented the modern mystery story in the mid-19th century, the number of authors writing in this field has steadily grown, as have the appetites of growing numbers of readers. This collection surveys 100 of the writers who have made the most lasting contributions to the genre, covering such major figures as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ellery Queen, and Rex Stout.