Announcing the 2022 Nero Wolfe Assembly
and the 45th Black Orchid Banquet
Saturday, December 3, 2022

For Details & Registration, See the Flyer

Since the 1970s, the highlight of each Wolfean year has been the annual Black Orchid Banquet, held the first Saturday of December each year, in honor of Rex Stout’s birthday (December 1, 1886). 

This year’s Banquet will be held, in person, on Saturday evening, December 3, 2022.  We will meet and dine at Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38th Street (between Broadway and Seventh Avenue).  Come to see your Wolfean friends again and enjoy all your favorite Banquet activities including toasts, song parodies, a keynote speech, and presentation of the year’s Nero and BONA Awards.  Cocktails will be available starting at 5:45 p.m. and we will sit down to dinner at 6:30 p.m.  We are holding the line on the Banquet price this year and the cost of the Banquet for our members and guests remains the same as in 2019 and 2021:  $110 per person for Wolfe Pack members and guests, $120 for others.

Our Keynote Speaker this year will be Professor Thomas Howell, author of Soldiers of the Pen: The Writers War Board in World War II.  As many of you know, Rex Stout chaired the Writers’ War Board throughout its existence and this talk should be of interest to all of us.

The annual Nero Wolfe Assembly will be held on Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2022, beginning at 2:00 p.m., also at Arno Ristorante.  You will hear from knowledgeable Wolfeans about different aspects of the worlds of Nero Wolfe and Rex Stout.  Coffee and cookies will be served.  The cost is $10 for members and guests, $15 for others. 

Members and guests attending both the Assembly and the Banquet can do so for $115 (a $5 saving) if your payment is received by November 15, 2022.  A reservation and payment form is below – you can also take this opportunity to renew your Wolfe Pack membership at the same time! 

Announcing the Seventeenth Annual Black Orchid Novella Award Contest
First Prize: $1,000 and publication in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

For Details: See the flyer

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Rex Stout on Dick Cavett Show
(September 2, 1969

Michael Bourne's Interview with Rex Stout
(out of print, no longer available for purchase)
Click below to listen to the interview

Side 1
Side 2   (approx. 10 second start delay)

Rex Stout Interviews John le Carre:  Read the Print Interview

Latest Nero Wolfe Pastiche
Parodies and Pastiches Featuring the Great Detective of West 35th Street
Edited by Josh Pachter

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The launch party was originally scheduled for Friday, April 10, 6:30 PM.
IT IS POSTPONED until after NYC travel restrictions are lifted. Check back soon!

(Ben’s Deli, 209 West 38th Street, New York City)

Book Discussion Schedule Will Be Updated when NYC travel restrictions are lifted.

Triple Jeopardy – Monday, March 16, 2020
Prisoner’s Base – Monday, May 18, 2020
The Golden Spiders – Monday, September 21, 2020
The Black Mountain – Friday, December 4, 2020
Three Men Out 
– January, 2021


For more enjoyment of the works of Rex Stout, join the Wolfe Pack or renew your membership by sending a check or using PayPal. (Paypal allows you to select which credit card to use with your Purchase.) Membership costs just $40.00 for two years and includes four issues of our journal, The Gazette and newsletters of upcoming events and Wolfean news.
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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. Click the text link above to order.

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

Wolfe's Montenegrin Cookbook (in PDF format)



The Beauties of Montenegro (including Mount Lovchen & Podgorica)