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In the Best Families

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ISBN-10: 0553277766

ISBN-13: 9780553277760

Edition: 1950

Authors: Rex Stout, Patricia Sprinkle

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List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1950
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 4.10" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286

Author Rex Stout was born on December 1, 1886. A child prodigy with a gift for mathematics, Stout drifted as he became an adult, holding odd jobs in many places---cook, cabinetmaker, bellhop, hotel manager, salesman, bookkeeper, and even a guide in a pueblo. But his true talent lay in storytelling; he sold his first story, about William Howard Taft, in 1912. His most famous creation is Nero Wolfe, a 286-pound detective genius who, with sidekick Archie Goodwin, can often solve a case without leaving his room. It is the way in which the puzzle is solved that intrigues Nero Wolfe, who is much like Sherlock Holmes in his ability to use deductive reasoning. More than 60 million copies (in 24…