Monday, September 18, 2017

The Wolfe Pack will continue its investigation of the various aspects of Fritz Brenner’s culinary background, featuring the different cuisines of his native Switzerland, with a French dinner on Monday, September 18, 2017.  The evening will also include our regularly scheduled book discussion of the eighth Nero Wolfe novel, Where There’s a Will (originally published in 1940).

This French dinner will be held at Tout Va Bien restaurant at 311 West 51st Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues).  After cocktails beginning around 6:30 p.m., we will sit down to dinner in the private back room of the restaurant at 7:00 p.m.  We will enjoy a three-course meal (appetizer, entrée, and dessert) with a variety of options for each course.  

The cost for this dinner will be $35 per person, including gratuity, but excluding drinks which will be à la carte.  Please register by mail by clicking here to open and print the sign-up form, then mailing it to the Werowance with your check.  For any questions, please send an e-mail to:

See the updated flyers for the Buffalo-Niagara Area Book Discussions for 2017 at the Clarence Public Library:

FIVE pastiches are now available for free download from Arnold Haiman's site:

2016 Wolfe Pack Literary Award Winners

The Wolfe Pack presented our Literary Awards at the Wolfe Pack's 39th Annual Black Orchid  Banquet on December 3, 2016:

Random House Releases
The Zeck Trilogy

Order NOW!

Zeck TrilogyThis 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.]

Nero Wolfe Does Not Belong in RussiaRecently 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

The Toronto Bouchercon
October 13, 2017 Wolfe Pack Banquet

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!

Register now!

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.
Price: C$170.00

You may buy your tickets when you register for Bouchercon 2017 at:
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.


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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