To enhance income generation, Mr. Stout, as Archie's agent, arranged for magazine publication of the novellas prior to their release in book format, and sometimes after publication as well. The names & dates of many magazine printings are noted below. In addition, we have some illustrations and covers from magazines. They are located on the page of cover art scans for the book publication for the novel or novella collection.

In addition, the Nero Wolfe saga was reprinted throughout the world and some foreign printings were "re-titled." We have listed those British titles that confound the collector and, where available, included, on the title's page cover art page, scans from overseas printings. Full priting history of each book and novella is documented on www.wikipedia.org (separate page for each book).

Alphabetic Listing (see bottom for notes; to search use CTRL+F or your browser's menu option)

Book Title Novella Title Abbrev.* Magazine Pub.** Year Alternate Titles/Anthology Printings
And Be A Villain   ANDB   1948 British Title: More Deaths Than One
Also in: Full House (1955); Triple Zeck (1974); The First Rex Stout Omnibus (1975); Nero Wolfe Primer (2002)
And Four to Go   FOUR   1958 British Title: Crime and Again
And Four to Go Christmas Party xmas COLL 1957: Jan. 4
EQMM 1965: Jan
1958 Mag. Pub.: Christmas Party Murder, The
Mag. Pub.: Christmas Party-Murder, The
And Four to Go Easter Parade east LOOK 1957: Apr. 16 1958 Mag. Pub.: Easter Parade Murder, The
And Four to Go Fourth of July Picnic july LOOK 1957: Jul. 9
EQMM 1965: Aug.
1958 Mag. Pub.: The Fourth of July Picnic
Mag. Pub.: The Labor Union Murder
And Four to Go Murder is No Joke joke SEP 1958: Jun. 21, 28; Jul. 5 1958 Mag. Pub.: Frame Up for Murder
(expanded version with alternate characterization; also reprinted in Death Times Three)
Before Midnight   MIDN   1955 Also in: Three Trumps (1973)
Black Mountain, The   BLCK   1954 Also in: Three Trumps (1973)
Black Orchids   BORC   1942  
Black Orchids Black Orchids orch AM 1941: Aug. 1942 Mag. Pub.: Case of the Black Orchids, The
Mag. Pub.: Death Wears an Orchid
Also in: Nero Wolfe Primer (2002)
Black Orchids Cordially Invited to Meet Death cord AM 1942: Apr. 1942 Mag. Pub.: Invitation to Murder -- Do not confuse this with the novella entitled "Invitation To Murder" in Three Men Out -- the name was reused.
Champagne for One   CHAM   1958 Also in: Nero Wolfe Primer (2002); A Nero Wolfe Casebook (1995)
Corsage Bitter End bitt AM 1940: Nov 1977  
Curtains for Three   CURT   1951  
Curtains for Three Bullet for One bult AM 1948: Jul. 1951 Also in: Full House (1955)
Curtains for Three Disguise for Murder disg AM 1950: Sep. 1951 Mag. Pub.: Twisted Scarf, The
Mag. Pub.: Affair of the Twisted Scarf, The
Also in: Full House (1955)
Curtains for Three Gun with Wings, The gunw AM 1949: Dec 1951 Also in: Full House (1955)
Death of a Doxy   DOXY ARG 1967: Jan 1966  
Death of a Dude   DUDE   1969  
Death Times Three   TIME   1985  
Death Times Three Assault on a Brownstone brwn   1985 similar plot to Counterfeit for Murder
Death Times Three Bitter End bitt   1985 re-working of Stout's Tecumseh Fox book, Bad for Business
Death Times Three Frame Up for Murder fram SEP 1958: June 21, 28; Jul. 5 1985 Murder is No Joke in And Four to Go (shortened version with alternate characterization)
Doorbell Rang, The   RANG   1965 Also in: The First Rex Stout Omnibus (1975)
Family Affair, A   FAMA   1975 Also in: Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983)
Father Hunt, The   FATH   1968  
Fer-de-Lance   FERD AM 1934: Nov. 1934 Mag. Pub.: Point of Death
Some Printings: Meet Nero Wolfe
Movie: Meet Nero Wolfe
Also in: Royal Flush (1965); A Nero Wolfe Casebook (1995)
Final Deduction, The   FINL   1961 Also in: Three Aces (1971)
Gambit   GAMB   1962 Also in: Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983)
Golden Spiders, The   GOLD   1953  
Homicide Trinity   HOMI   1962  
Homicide Trinity Counterfeit for Murder coun SEP 1961: Jan 14, 21, 28 1962 Mag. Pub.: The Counterfeiter's Knife
(similar plot to Assault on a Brownstone in Death Time Three)
Homicide Trinity Death of a Demon demn SEP 1961: June 10, 17, 24 1962 Mag. Pub.: Gun Puzzle, The
Homicide Trinity Eeny, Meeny, Murder, Mo eeny EQMM 1962: Mar 1962  
If Death Ever Slept   SLPT   1957 Also in: Three Trumps (1973); Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983)
In the Best Families   BEST   1950 British Title: Even in the Best Families
Also in: Five of a Kind: The Third Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1961); Triple Zeck (1974)
League of Frightened Men, The   LEAG Sep. 1935: June 15, 22, 29;     Jul. 6, 13, 20 1935 Mag. Pub.: Frightened Men, The
Also in The Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1944); Full House (1955)
Might As Well Be Dead   MIGHT   1956 Also in: Three Aces (1971); Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983); A Nero Wolfe Casebook (1995)
Mother Hunt, The   MAMA   1963 Also in: A Nero Wolfe Casebook (1995)
Murder by the Book   MURD   1951 Also in: Royal Flush (1965)
Not Quite Dead Enough   NQDE   1944  
Not Quite Dead Enough Booby Trap trap AM 1944: Aug. 1944  
Not Quite Dead Enough Not Quite Dead Enough notq AM 1942: Dec 1944  
Over My Dead Body   OVER AM 1939: Step 1940  
Please Pass the Guilt   PASS   1973 Also in: Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983)
Plot It Yourself   PLOT   1959 British Title: Murder in Style
Also in: Kings Full of Aces (1969)
Prisoner's Base   BASE   1952 British Title: Out Goes She
Red Box, The   REDB AM 1936: Dec, 1937: Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr. (serialized in 5 issues) 1937 Mag. Pub.: Case of the Red Box, The
Also in The Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1944)
Right To Die, A   RGHT   1964  
Rubber Band, The   BAND SEP 1936: Feb. 29, Mar 6, 14, 21, 28; Apr. 4 1936 Hillman Printing: To Kill Again
Also in: Five of a Kind: The Third Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1961)
Second Confession, The   SCND   1949 Also in: Triple Zeck (1974); The First Rex Stout Omnibus (1975)
Silent Speaker, The   SLNT   1946 Also in: Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983)
Some Buried Caesar   CAES AM 1938: Dec 1939 Dell MapBack Printing: The Red Bull
Also in: All Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1958)
Three at Wolfe's Door   TAWD   1960  
Three at Wolfe's Door Method Three for Murder meth SEP 1960: Jan 30; Feb. 6, 13 1960 Also in: Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983)
Three at Wolfe's Door Poison a la Carte pois EQMM 1968: April 1960 Also in: Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983)
Three at Wolfe's Door Rodeo Murder, The rode ARG 1961: Jan 1960 Mag. Pub.: Penthouse Murder
Also in: Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (1983)
Three Doors to Death   DETH   1950  
Three Doors to Death Door to Death door AM 1949: Jun. 1950 Also in: Five of a Kind: The Third Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1961)
Three Doors to Death Man Alive mana AM 1947: Dec 1950 Also in: Five of a Kind: The Third Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1961)
Three Doors to Death Omit Flowers omit AM 1948: Nov 1950 Also in: Five of a Kind: The Third Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1961)
Three for the Chair   CHAI   1957  
Three for the Chair Immune to Murder immu AM 1955: Nov 1957 Mag. Pub.: Will to Murder
Three for the Chair Too Many Detectives dets COLL 1956: Sep. 14 1957  
Three for the Chair Window for Death, A wind AM 1956: May 1957 Mag. Pub.: Nero Wolfe and the Vanishing Clue
Three Men Out   TOUT   1954  
Three Men Out Invitation to Murder invi AM 1953: Aug. 1954 Mag. Pub.: Will to Murder
Three Men Out This Won't Kill You this AM 1952: Sep. 1954 Mag. Pub.: This Will Kill You
Mag. Pub.: World Series Murder
Three Men Out Zero Clue, The zero AM 1953: Dec 1954 Mag. Pub.: Scared to Death
Three Witnesses   WITN   1956  
Three Witnesses Die Like a Dog diel AM 1954: Dec 1956 Mag. Pub.: Dog in the Daytime, A
Mag. Pub.: Body in the Hall, The
Also in: Royal Flush (1965)
Three Witnesses Next Witness, The next AM 1955: May 1956 Mag. Pub.: Last Witness, The
Also in: Royal Flush (1965)
Three Witnesses When A Man Murders when AM 1954: May 1956 Also in: Royal Flush (1965)
Too Many Clients   CLIE   1960 Also in: Three Aces (1971)
Too Many Cooks   COOK AM 1938: Mar, Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug. 1938 Also in: Kings Full of Aces (1969)
Too Many Women   WOMN   1947 Also in: All Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1958)
Trio for Blunt Instruments   TRIO   1964  
Trio for Blunt Instruments Blood Will Tell bloo EQMM 1963: Dec 1964  
Trio for Blunt Instruments Kill Now — Pay Later kill SEP 1961: Dec 9, 16, 23, 30 1964  
Trio for Blunt Instruments Murder is Corny corn EQMM 1978: Sep. 1964  
Triple Jeopardy   JEPD   1952  
Triple Jeopardy Cop Killer, The cook AM 1951: Feb. 1952 Also in: Kings Full of Aces (1969)
Triple Jeopardy) Home to Roost home AM 1952: Jan 1952 Mag. Pub.: Nero Wolfe and the Communist Killer
Mag. Pub.: Nero Wolfe Devises a Stratagem
Also in: Kings Full of Aces (1969)
Triple Jeopardy Squirt and the Monkey, The sort AM 1951: Aug. 1952 Mag. Pub.: See No Evil (AM, Aug, 1951)
Mag. Pub.: Dazzle Dan Murder, The (EQMM, July 1966)
Also in: Kings Full of Aces (1969)
Trouble in Triplicate   TRUB   1949  
Trouble in Triplicate Before I Die boffo AM 1947: Apr. 1949 Also in: All Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1958)
Trouble in Triplicate Help Wanted, Male help AM 1945: Jun. 1949 Also in: All Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1958)
Trouble in Triplicate Instead of Evidence inset AM 1946: May 1949 Mag. Pub.: Murder on Tuesday
Also in: All Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (1958)
Where There's a Will   WILL AM 1940: May 1940 Mag. Pub. (abridged): Sister in Trouble

*    (Abbreviations in ALL CAPS = books; lower case = novella title.
These abbreviations are used throughout this site.)
**  Magazine Key: 
AM = AMERICAN MAGAZINE
ARG = ARGOSY MAGAZINE
LOOK = LOOK MAGAZINE
COLL = COLLIERS MAGAZINE
NW = NERO WOLFE MAGAZINE
EQMM = ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE
RS = REX STOUT MAGAZINE
SEP = SATURDAY EVENING POST