The Wolfe Pack's
2016 Literary Award Winners

The Wolfe Pack presented our- Literary Awards at the Wolfe Pack's 39th Annual Black Orchid Banquet on December 3, 2016:

Theatrical Production of

Wolfe Pack Trip to
Opening Night —June 23, 2017

Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, MN
(Check back for Trip Details)

Two years ago, The Wolfe Pack travelled to Saint Paul, Minnesota for opening night of the first legitimate play adaptation of one of the Nero Wolfe novels, The Red Box, adapted by Joseph Goodrich with permission of the Estate of Rex Stout.  In addition to attending opening night, Wolfe Pack members were invited to a post-opening cocktail reception as well as a brunch with the playwright and some cast members the next day.  This trip was rated as Very Satisfactory by all concerned.  For photographs and play reviews, see the scrapbook pages.

From June 16 through July 30, 2017, the Park Square Theater in Saint Paul will be hosting another play adaptation by Joseph Goodrich of a Nero Wolfe novel, Might As Well Be Dead.  Once again members of the Wolfe Pack will be present to enjoy the official opening night of the play on June 23 and related special events.  Details of the Wolfe Pack trip will be posted on this site.


The Last Drive And Other Stories

by Rex Stout
Edited by Ira Brad Matetsky

A collection of Rex Stout stories never before available in book form

The Last Drive & Other StoriesPublished nearly a century ago, “The Last Drive,” the story that inspired Fer-de-lance, the first Nero Wolfe novel, is clever, charming, and absolutely baffling. In short, it is vintage Rex Stout. Never before published in book form, it and the other stories in this volume represent the early efforts of a modern genius.

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Random House to Release

Coming December 13, 2016 in E-Book format

Pre-Order NOW!

Zeck TrilogyThis new "printing" can be purchased in KINDLE or NOOK format. It includes an introductory letter by Rex Stout's daughter, Rebecca Stout Bradbury, and introduction by the Wolfe Pack's Werowance, Ira Matetsky, along with a mention of the Wolfe Pack and an ad in the back promoting membership and this website. Be sure to show your support for this reprinting effort: buy a copy today to play or read on your Nook or Kindle or on any electronic device using the free Kindle or Nook app. It's also availble for Apple IOS devices on the Apple Store.

The Zeck Trilogy contains the three Wolfe novels centering around Arnold Zeck: And Be a Villain, The Second Confession, In the Best Families. [Triple Zeck, published in 1974, also contained these 3 stories.]

Schedule of Book Discussions

See the Book Discussion Page or Calendar for the schedules for the areas listed below. For information on starting a local Wolfe Pack Book Discussion Group (a raceme) read the Raceme Page and then send us an e-mail.


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Nero Wolfe Does Not Belong in RussiaNewly Released Book About
the Nero Wolfe Corpus

Rex Stout Does Not Belong in Russia: Exporting the Detective Novel
By Molly Jane Levine Zuckerman

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