SYKM


Rex Stout
[1886-1975]
Nero Wolfe, a private investigator, orchid cultivator, and gourmet, and his assistant, Archie Goodwin, in New York City:

Fer-de-Lance5 (1934)
APA: Point of Death (1934) [American Magazine]
APA: Meet Nero Wolfe (194?)

The League of Frightened Men1, 2 (1935)
APA: Frightened Men

The Rubber Band4 (1936)
APA: To Kill Again (1960)

The Red Box1 (1937)

Too Many Cooks6 (1938)

Some Buried Caesar3 (1939)
APA: The Red Bull (1945) [condensed version]

Over My Dead Body (1940)

Where There’s a Will (1940)
APA: Sisters in Trouble

Black Orchids11 (1942)
includes novellas:
Black Orchids
Cordially Invited to Meet Death [APA: Invitation to Murder (1956)]

Not Quite Dead Enough (1944)
includes novellas:
Not Quite Dead Enough
Booby Trap

The Silent Speaker9 (1946)

Too Many Women3 (1947)

And Be a Villain2, 9, 11 (1948)
APA: More Deaths Than One10 (1949)

Trouble in Triplicate3 (1949),
includes novellas:
Before I Die
Help Wanted, Male
Instead of Evidence

The Second Confession9, 10 (1949)

Three Doors to Death4 (1950)
includes novellas:
Man Alive
Omit Flowers
Door to Death

In the Best Families4, 9 (1950)
APA: Even in the Best Families (1951)

Curtains for Three2 (1950)
includes novellas:
The Gun with Wings
Bullet for One
Disguise for Murder

Murder by the Book5 (1951)

Triple Jeopardy6 (1952)
includes novellas:
Home to Roost (APA: Nero Wolfe and the Communist Killer, APA: Nero Wolfe Devises a Strategem)
The Cop-Killer
The Squirt and the Monkey (APA: See No Evil, APA: Dazzle Dan Murder Case)

Prisoner’s Base (1952)
APA: Out Goes She (1955)

The Golden Spiders (1953)

Three Men Out (1954)
includes novellas:
Invitation to Murder (APA: Will to Murder)
The Zero Clue (APA: Scared to Death)
This Won’t Kill You (APA: This Will Kill You, APA: The World Series Murder)

The Black Mountain8 (1954)

Before Midnight8 (1955)

Three Witnesses5 (1956)
includes novellas:
The Next Witness (APA: The Last Witness)
When a Man Murders…
Die Like a Dog (APA: The Body in the Hall, APA: A Dog in the Daytime)

Might as Well Be Dead7, 9 (1956)

Three for the Chair (1957)
includes novellas:
A Window for Death (APA: Nero Wolfe and the Vanishing Clue)
Immune to Murder
Too Many Detectives

If Death Ever Slept8, 9 (1957)

And Four To Go (1958)
APA: Crime and Again (1959), includes novellas:
Christmas Party (APA: The Christmas Party Murder)
Easter Parade
Fourth of July Picnic (APA: Fourth of July Murder, APA: Labor Union Murder)
Murder Is No Joke

Champagne for One11 (1958)

Plot It Yourself6 (1959)
APA: Murder in Style (1960)

Three at Wolfe’s Door9 (1960)
includes novellas:
Poison a la Carte
Method Three for Murder
The Rodeo Murder (APA: The Penthouse Murder)

Too Many Clients7 (1960)

The Final Deduction7 (1961)

Gambit9 (1962)

Homicide Trinity (1962)
includes novellas:
Eeny Meeny Murder Mo
Death of a Demon (APA: The Gun Puzzle)
Counterfeit for Murder (APA: The Counterfeiter’s Knife)

The Mother Hunt (1963)

Trio for Blunt Instruments (1964)
includes novellas:
Kill Now — Pay Later
Murder Is Corny
Blood Will Tell

A Right To Die (1964)

The Doorbell Rang10 (1965)
Finalist 1966 Gold Dagger Award

Death of a Doxy (1966)

The Father Hunt (1968)

Death of a Dude (1969)

Please Pass the Guilt9 (1973)

A Family Affair9 (1975)

Death Times Three (1985)
includes novellas:
Bitter End12 (1940)
Frame-Up for Murder13 (1958)
Assault on a Brownstone14 (1961)

 
(William) Tecumseh (Sherman) Fox, a detective in New York:

Double for Death (1939)

Bad for Business (1940)

The Broken Vase (1941)

Non-series:

Under the Andes (1914) [1985]

How Like a God (1929)

Seed on the Wind (1930)

Forest Fire (1933)

The President Vanishes (1934) [published anonymously, reprinted under real name in 1967]

The Hand in the Glove: A Dol Bonner Mystery (1937)
APA: Crime on Her Hands (1939)

Mountain Cat (1939)
APA: The Mountain Cat Murders (1943)

Red Threads (1939) [Inspector Cramer]

Alphabet Hicks (1941)
APA: The Sound of Murder (1965)

A Prize for Princes (1964)

Justice Ends at Home and Other Stories (1977) [SS]

An Officer and a Lady & Other Stories (2000) [SS]

Her Forbidden Knight (1997)