100th Anniversary of Rex Stout's first detective novel (1913)
1. One of nine children, Rex Stout was born in _________ but grew up in ___________.
2. Before he took up writing, he served as a _______ on the _______ of President _________.
3. His first detective fiction, published in 1913, was _________.
4. It was serialized for five months in ________________.
5. His horse, Casanova, emerged from Central Park, saddled but riderless, at seven thirty-five.
75th Anniversary of Too Many Cooks (1938)
6. Of the _____ maîtres, ______ came to Kanawha Spa.
7. Sauce printemps: celery, chives, tarragon, peppercorn, thyme, parsley, _____, _____, and ______.
8. A character from this book, ________, returns three decades later in ___________.
9. The opening to Saul's telegram: ___ _________ ____ ______.
10. In this part of the country, Archie says, Wolfe should be known as ____________.
60th Anniversary of The Golden Spiders (1953)
11. The youngest victim in the Corpus: __________.
12. At one point, Archie disguises himself as _______
13. …and Saul takes the role of _____________.
14. Wolfe's description of the blackmail racket: _________________.
15. Maddox's litigation threat: ______________________.
50th Anniversary of The Mother Hunt (1963)
16. Gazette feature headline: “_______ _______ ________.”
17. That headline draws attention to the carriage wheeled through ________ _________ _______.
18. ______, ______, who's got the ________?
19. Nero Wolfe advises that one should scramble eggs for ______ minutes.
20. Wolfe once becomes so irritated that he throws __________ at _______.
TWENTY TITLE TEASERS
(Each answer is the title of a Nero Wolfe novel or short story)
1 Neither healthy nor on the prix fixe menu:
2 Could be part of a Chinese take-out order
3 The least desirable civil liberty
4 A piece of malfunctioning stereo equipment
5 More Fritzes than we know what to do with
6 Why I went to answer the door
7 This will help you answer, “who's your daddy?”
8 Not a complaint at your Werowance's day job
9 Not a complaint of Archie Goodwin's
10 Vaccinated against a violent death
11 End of the inning
12 The decedent is not declared intestate…
13 The request that eventually no one refuses
14 I'm not sure if the Second Amendment covers…
15 I admitted it once; do I have to give…
16 A ponytail necessity
17 Why you shouldn't ask, “Did you hear the one about the murder?”
18 My companion's on the wagon, so I'll have…
19 A killing, but done very properly
20 We promise that tonight's banquet will end…

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