Summer 2016 Wolfe Pack Event
Saturday, August 20, 1:00 PM


In “Murder Is Corny,” Nero Wolfe and Rex Stout praise fresh corn on the cob as an outstanding American dish and provide guidance on how best to prepare it.  In “Fourth of July Picnic”, Wolfe and Archie enjoy the hospitality of a traditional American summer picnic on Long Island.

The Wolfe Pack will pay tribute to both of these traditions with a Long Island Picnic and Corn Fest, to be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, starting at 1:00 p.m.  The event will be held (rain or shine) at The Glade, a residence in New Hyde Park, New York. 


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

Read the description or order it on Amazon using this link

Theatrical Production of

June 16 -- July 30, 2016

Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, MN

Wolfe Pack Trip Details & Date to Follow

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 Highly 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 premiere of the play and related special events.  Dates and details of the Wolfe Pack trip will be posted on this site.


Are you a member of the Wolfe Pack and your published book is NOT listed on the Author-Member Page?
If so, please send an e-mail to "webmaster at nero wolfe .org" (in e-mail format) with your name, an image of the cover of your latest book in .jpg or other format, its title, a BRIEF blurb (30 words or less), and your web site address.

Click HERE to order any of the books (or any other items) from Amazon.

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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Rare Manuscript of Black Orchids Discovered

Weymouth Public Library discovers and lends manuscript to Stout Archives at Boston College

The Quincy Patriot Ledger reports that "Weymouth's piece of whodunit history gets a new home." Read the details of this history mystery.

Black Orchid Weekend
December 2, 3, 4, 2016

Registration Form Coming Soon!

Friday evening, December 2, 6:30 P.M.  Black Orchid Book Discussion
Discussion of Too Many Cooks, with buffet dinner accompanied by sauccisse minuit prepared for The Wolfe Pack by a New York sausage company from the recipe in The Nero Wolfe Cookbook
Location: Honors Bridge Club, 133 E. 58 Street (12th floor) (just West of Lexington Avenue) (handicapped accessible)

Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2:00 P.M.  Black Orchid Assembly
Featuring presentations relating to the world of Nero Wolfe and Rex Stout, and a swap 'n’ shop at the coffee break [bring any Wolfe-related materials you would like to sell] followed by cocktails (cash bar) and appetizers until the Banquet.
Location: Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38 Street, NY, NY (just East of 7th Avenue)

Saturday evening, December 3, 6:00 P.M.  Thirty-Ninth Annual Black Orchid Banquet
Featuring full dinner of dishes inspired by the Nero Wolfe Corpus, including sauccisse minuit served family style with salad Corodona, toasts, a quiz, the traditional song parodies, presentations of the Nero and Black Orchid Novella Awards, and keynote speech by Michael Bourne, celebrated New York radio host, writer, and interviewer of Rex Stout.
Location: Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38 Street, NY, NY (just East of 7th Avenue)

Sunday, December 4: Brunch, 11:30 a.m.
A la carte brunch at historic Pete's Tavern
Location: , East 18th Street & Irving Place (just south of Gramercy Park)

An Interview with Robert Goldsborough

Conducted by noted author and The Wolfe Pack's Black Orchid Novella Award Chair, Jane K. Cleland

Click here to read the interview at CriminalElement.com

Wolfe Series Reviews by John Ostrander
(noted Comic author)

Nero Wolfe Revisited (November 22, 2015)
Nasty Surprises (May 1, 2016)

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.