Re: RARA-AVIS: Stout

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 13 Oct 2004

Wow, Jim, I was pondering that question in the back of my mind, and by the weekend I might have come up with an answer half as good.

Joy, who ought to find her copy of the currently apropos Doorbell to read

JIM DOHERTY wrote to answer:
>> Here's a question - are Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books
>> hardboiled or
>> cozy?
> They're both. That's the genius of Stout's novels.
> He merged the traditional "great detective" of the
> Christie/Queen/Sayers tradition (Wolfe) with the
> hard-boiled PI in the BLACK MASK style (Archie) in a
> partnership that shouldn't have worked, but did for
> more than 40 years.

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