STOUT FELLOW A Guide Through Nero Wolfe’s World By O.E. McBride—published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors. Iuniverse, Inc. announced today a new Nero Wolfe Compendium.
Brief synopsis: Are you one of the millions who has spent many pleasant hours reading about Nero Wolfe converting the calories from his gourmet dining (albeit grudgingly) into mental energy to solve a murder? If you have traipsed through that morass of neuroses, idiosyncrasies and obsessive-compulsive behaviors, you must have questions. Did you know that while Wolfe usually tilts the scales near one-seventh of a ton, he may once have weighed less than his svelte associate, Archie Goodwin? Or how many times the “unbreakable” rules of the house are broken? Or why Fritz speaks French although he’s not from France? Or how many bullet and knife wounds Wolfe carries on his normally sedentary carcass? Or what Inspector Cramer’s first name is? Or how the characters evolved over the four decades of their existence? This book will provide you with the answers to those questions and a thousand others. I hope you find it satisfactory.
THE AUTHOR: O.E. McBride is the pseudonym of an author who primarily writes in the non-fiction, history and biography genres. One of his few fiction interests has always been Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe series, a canon he has read and re-read since childhood. This work is his homage to the series.
About STOUT FELLOW: This volume will give you the most thorough examination in existence of Nero Wolfe, his retinue of faithful retainers, his home, his gourmet tastes, his philosophy, his flowers, his books, his adversaries and their victims, and a list of the nearly 1,400 characters in the series. The perfect companion to the canon of 74 novels and novellas, it is a worthy companion to Rex Stout’s indispensable contribution to detective fiction.
Trade Paperback and Hardback, Print on demand, Publication Date: May 2003 Price: $19.95 (paperback) or $29.95 (Hardback) Size: 6 x 9, 264 pages Author: O.E. McBride ISBN: 0-595-27861-2 (paperback) or 0-595-65716-8 (hardback) Available from iUniverse, Inc. at 1-877-823-9235 or www.iUniverse.com. Also available through Ingram Book Group, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com