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)
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
Spring Event in NYC
Monday, March 20, 2017
In 2017, the Wolfe Pack will pay homage to the culinary roots of Master Chef Fritz Brenner – whose Swiss background lends him expertise in German, French, and Italian cooking – by visiting restaurants featuring each of these three cuisines. Our tour will begin with a German meal at Paulaner Brewery & Restaurant, 265 Bowery (near Houston Street).
Fritz has promised us a Most Satisfactory meal in a gumütlich atmosphere. It will take place in a private, handicapped-accessible room. We will enjoy a three-course, family-style meal comprising an appetizer, three entrées (including a vegetarian choice), and three desserts. A full selection of German beers and other beverages will also be available.
In addition to the food, the evening will include our regularly scheduled Book Discussion of Some Buried Caesar – the sixth of the Nero Wolfe novels and one of the most memorable. Read (or reread) the book and bring your thoughts -- we look forward to a lively discussion.
The cost for our meal is $35.00 per person for Wolfe Pack members and guests ($40.00 for non-members), which is the full cost of the meal including gratuity. Beverages are not included in the flat rate and will be paid for in cash at the event.
Because we need to let the restaurant know in advance how many will be dining, reservations are needed and may be made using the form below. (This is an exception to our usual Book Discussion format of no reservations required and ordering à la carte, which will resume in May.) If there are any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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”