American author, who wrote over 70 detective
novels, 46 of them featuring eccentric, chubby, beer drinking gourmet sleuth
Nero Wolfe, whose wisecracking aide and right hand assistant in crime solving was
Archie Goodwin. Stout started his literary career for the pulps, publishing romance, adventure, some borderline detective stories. After 1938 he focused solely on the mystery field.
Bit of a biography about Rex Stout.