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Rex Todhunter Stout (1886-1975) was an American detective story writer and creator Nero Wolfe. The selection of his ten favorite detective novels was published in Vincent Starrett's Books and Bipeds in 1947.

1 LAMENT FOR A MAKER Michael Innes novel 1938
2 The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett novel 1930
3 The Documents in the Case Dorothy Sayers shorts 1930
4 The Bellamy Trial Frances Noyes Hart 1927
5 The Benson Murder Case S. S. Van Dine Philo Vance novel 1926
6 The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot Novel 1926
7 The Cask Freeman Wills Crofts novel 1920
8 Call Mr. Fortune H. C. Bailey Reggie Fortune shorts 1920
9 The Innocence Of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton collections 1911
10 THE MOONSTONE Wilkie Collins novels 1868