I think one or two of the later Holmes stories are among the best.
More Quotes from Rex Stout:One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder. It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that. If you don't, the story is spoiled.
Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene.
Everything in a story should be credible.
If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.
The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote.
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