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Rex Stout

(1886-1975)

  • Born in Indiana, grew up in Topeka
  • Attended University of Kansas
  • Began writing in 1910, published his first book in 1929
  • Crime writer who created character of Nero Wolfe
  • Mystery fans called him the greatest writer of the century
  • Conducted 62 war-time broadcasts called Our Secret Weapon

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