NYC Metro Summer Event
SpecialBook Discussion
Arnold Zeck and Other Master Criminal Villains

Monday, July 27, 2015, 7:00 PM

202 W. 49 St., 3rd fl. (Betw. Broadway & 7th Ave)
212 262-9229
Order from the menu / separate checks / RSVP not needed / (sorry 3rd floor/stairs only)

ARNOLD ZECK – How does he measure up against other CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS? Revisit Rex Stout's three novels featuring Nero Wolfe’s nemesis, Arnold Zeck -- And Be a Villain (1948), The Second Confession (1949), and In the Best Families (1950).  Take part in a lively discussion of Zeck and compare him with other fictional baddies such as Professor James Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes), Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter), Ernst Stavro Blofeld (James Bond), Palpatine (Star Wars), Lex Luthor (Superman), Dr. Fu-Manchu, Sauron (Lord of the Rings), Richard III (NB: Stout was a fan of Josephine Tey’s Daughter of Time), The Wicked Witch of the West, etc. Pick a serial villain (appearance in more than one work recommended) and come prepared to discuss him/her and Arnold Zeck!

The anthology collection Triple Zeck, which reprints all three of the Arnold Zeck novels in a single hardcover volume, is available for $1.99 on, under $5 on, and under $15 on

Bonus feature:  Following our discussion of Arnold Zeck, the Werowance of The Wolfe Pack, Ira Matetsky, will briefly discuss some of Rex Stout’s earliest stories, which are now available for the very first time since they originally appeared 100 years ago.  Copies of the new Rex Stout collection, The Last Drive and Other Stories, will be available for perusal or purchase.  All proceeds of sales of this book at Wolfe Pack events are being donated to the Wolfe Pack.

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