SAUL’S AND SARGE’S NIGHT
Monday, June 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Please join the Wolfe Pack for a special, informal event on Monday evening, June 12, 2017.
After an optional round of drinks (location TBA), we will begin the evening with the Search for Saul. More specifically, we will be searching for Saul Panzer’s apartment. We know from the Corpus that Saul lives on the top-floor of a brownstone located on East 38th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. Our mission this evening (should you choose to accept it) will be to survey the block, locate the most likely site of Saul’s residence, and photograph the place for a new Saul Panzer webpage that will be added to this website.
Afterwards, we will walk one block south on Third Avenue to dine at Sarge’s Deli, 548 Third Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets). This restaurant was founded in 1964 by a New York City Police Department sergeant, whose photograph (in full uniform) is still found on the front of the menus. For purposes of our event, we will speculate that the sergeant behind Sarge’s just might have been Sergeant Purley Stebbins of Homicide South. We can also speculate that this is where Archie, Saul, Fred, and Lon order their sandwiches from whenever the weekly poker game is at Saul’s place. The menu is vast and features a variety of dishes that should be pleasing to every palate. We will also present a Saul and Stebbins Quiz, with prizes for the winners.
We will meet at the northeast corner of 38th Street and Third Avenue at 6:00 p.m., spend 30-45 minutes searching for Saul’s, and plan to sit down at Sarge’s between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. For those who, emulating Mr. Wolfe, wish to eat but not walk, you are welcome to meet us at Sarge’s at 6:30. The only cost for the evening is your share of the dinner check – order off the menu, remember what you ordered, and please bring cash. Prepayment is not required, but we need to know how many will be dining, so please e-mail email@example.com to let us know you will be joining us or if there are any questions.
This 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.
Please be sure to show your support for this reprinting effort: buy a copy today to enjoy on your Nook or Kindle or on any electronic device using the free Kindle or Nook app. It's also available for Apple IOS devices on the Apple Store. Or buy it for a friend! Also, please be sure to use the links on this page when ordering from Amazon so The Wolfe Pack receives our little stipend from Amazon, at no cost to you!
The Zeck Trilogy contains the three Wolfe novels centering around arch-villain Arnold Zeck: And Be a Villain, The Second Confession, and In the Best Families. We hope that with sufficient electronic sales, Random House will release it in print format. Triple Zeck, published in 1974, also contained these 3 stories.]
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
Published 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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Rex Stout Does Not Belong in Russia: Exporting the Detective Novel
By Molly Jane Levine Zuckerman
The Wolfe Pack will celebrate the 2nd stage adaptation of a Nero Wolfe story by attending the Opening Night of Might as Well Be Dead at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, MN on June 23, 2017. The weekend of events will include:
- the performance with discounted orchestra seating (use the registration form to order tickets; limited block of discounted tickets available)
- the opening night party at the theatre with the company
- brunch with Wolfe Pack members and some of the company (use the registration form to reserve a seat)
- afternoon book discussion
- informal dinner (if there is enough interest)
- Group rate at the nearby, historic St. Paul Hotel for up to 8 nights (book directly with the hotel, requesting the Wolfe Pack group rate)
We eat. We drink. We sing. We toast.
We have fun! We’re the Wolfe Pack!
All Are Welcome!
Join members of the Wolfe Pack and Wolfean fans this October for a sumptuous meal in a gorgeous venue. Over the course of the evening, we celebrate Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories by singing pastiches; completing hilarious quizzes about the corpus; and toasting our favorite characters—Mr. Stout, Mr. Wolfe, Archie, Fritz, and “Other.” Our keynoter is the one and only Ellen Krieger, the founder of the Wolfe Pack, Werowance Emerita, and the former Associate Publisher and Vice President, Simon & Schuster. The format of this banquet is similar to the annual Black Orchid Banquet held by the Wolfe Pack every December in New York City— for those of you not near New York, this is your chance to share this special experience!
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, a 3 minute walk East of the convention hotel.
You may buy your tickets when you register for Bouchercon 2017 at: http://bouchercon2017.com/registration/
OR, if you are only able to attend the banquet, not the Bouchercon Convention, please make contact with Helen (helenlnelson at rogers dot com). She will assist you with your reservation.
The Wolfe Pack's Literary Awards
Call for Submissions
2017 Black Orchid Novella Award
Send us your 15,000 to 20,000 word novella that celebrates the literary excellence of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories. Click the links below for full details and prize information.
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:
- The Nero Award: David C. Taylor for Night Life (A Forge Book Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC)
- Black Orchid Novella Award presented jointly by The Wolfe Pack and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine to celebrate the novella format popularized by Rex Stout:
Steve Liskow, a second time winner, for “Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma”