Time To Make Reservations!
2018 Black Orchid Weekend
November 30, December 1 & 2, 2018

The 41st Black Orchid Weekend will be held in New York from Friday evening, November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018.  The events will include:

  • a Friday night (11/30) book discussion of "Help Wanted, Male" & "Instead of Evidence" (with a video presentation of the A&E TV Series Episode of "Help Wanted, Male") and buffet dinner including beer, wine, & soda at Pete's Tavern
  • the Saturday afternoon Assembly featuring presentations of varied topics relating to the Wolfe World
  • the Black Orchid Banquet at Arno Ristorante
  • a Sunday brunch

Click here for full details and to register.

Soldiers of the Pen: The Writers' War Board in World War II by Thomas Howell

The little-known story of the WW II efforts of The Writers' War Board and its president, Rex Stout

Coming January, 2019 from The University of Massachusetts Press

Click the text link above to order

Exciting Discovery: Lost Pilot
Nero Wolfe 1958 Pilot with William Shatner & Kurt Kasznar
Use This Link To Order

Featuring the 1959 pilot episode for CBS' Nero Wolfe, starring Kurt Kasznar as the title character, with William Shatner co-starring as Archie Goodwin

USE THIS LINK to read Rex Stout's correspondence regarding this CBS Project


The next Wolfe Pack Book Discussion – New York City will be held on Fridat evening, November 30, 2018 at Pete's Tavern, 129 East 18th Street (corner of Irving Place). Following the discussion of the two novellas from Trouble in Triplicate: “Help Wanted, Male” and “Instead of Evidence,” we will show the extended, "European" version of the A&E TV series episode, “Help Wanted, Male.” We will serve a buffet dinner (vegetarian selection included) with an open bar (beer, wine, and soft-drink selections). Room capacity is limited – please register early!  We hope to see many of you there.

The Wolfe Pack also has an active book discussion groups in the mid-Atlantic (MACABRe) and groups in formation in San Francisco and elsewhere.  We also have a Facebook book discussion group at www.facebook.com/groups/147145745963114.  For the current schedule of book discussions, please visit the Wolfe Pack website at www.nerowolfe.org/htm/events/book_discussion.htm.

Newly discovered homage article to Rex Stout in
Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine
(April, 2006, Vol. 16, No. 4)

  • Click here to read the article, "Rex Stout: An American Original" by Kathryn Smiley
  • Click here to read "A Checklist of Primary First Editions" by Robin H. Smiley, including approximate First Edition prices of all Rex Stout books (1929 -- 1975)

    2018 Nero Award Finalists Announced

    The 2018 finalists are listed below. The winner will be presented with the award at the Black Orchid Banquet on December  1.
    • The Dime by Kathleen Kent (Mulholland Books/Little, Brown)
    • The Lioness is the Hunterby Loren D. Estelman (Forge)
    • Gone to Dustby Matt Goldman (Forge)
    • August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones (Soho)
    • Blood for Wine by Warren C. Easley (Poisoned Pen Press)

Direct from the Offices of The Gazette
Video Presentations from Lon Cohen & Jean Quinn

Wolfe's Montenegrin Cookbook (in PDF format)



(also on YouTube)