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1930-1939 (Date indicates when story was written or case first mentioned)
1930
 
Wolfe buys brownstone on West 35th Street; licensed as private detective; hires Archie Goodwin who had worked for Del Bascom (probably in September).
1930 - OCT
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe book published in 2012. Case: Mid to late OCT
1930-1933
 
Other cases mentioned in a story: Longren; Fashalt; Goldsmith; Williamson kidnaping; Very Neat Blackmailing; Moschenden; Diplomacy Club business; Pine Street; Man Named Hallowell
1931
 
Anthony D. Perry (1st case)
Late 1932 - early 1933
 
Other cases mentioned in a story: Bannister-Schurman business; Hay Fever; Fairmont National Bank
1933
Fer-de-Lance
Fer-de-lance book published in 1934. Case: Wed 7 JUN - Wed 21 JUN
JUN 1933 - OCT 1934
 
Other cases mentioned in a story: Whittemore Bonds; Hardest Guy to Deal With; Highly Unremunerative Mission
1934
The League of Frightened Men
The League of Frightened Men book published in 1935. Case: Fri 2 NOV - Mon 12 NOV
1935
 
FEB: Unrecorded incident that convinced Archie always to carry a gun.
The Rubber Band
The Rubber Band book published in 1936. Case: Mon 7 OCT - Wed 9 OCT
1936
The Red Box
The Red Box book published in 1937. Case: Mon 30 MAR - Sat 4 APR
1937
Too Many Cooks
Too Many Cooks book published in 1938. Case: Mon 5 APR - Fri 9 APR
The Red Threads
Inspector Cramer solves his own case in The Red Threads. Book published in 1939. Case: JUL
The Hand in the Glove
Theodolinda "Dol" Bonner solves a case in The Hand in the Glove. Book published in 1937. Case: SEP
1938
 
Wolfe first learns about X (Arnold Zeck).
Some Buried Caesar
Some Buried Caesar book published in 1939. Case: Mon 12 SEP - Thu 15 SEP
 
NOV Case: Crampton-Gore
Over My Dead Body
Over My Dead Body book published in 1939. Case: Mon 7 OCT - Wed 9 OCT
 
Case: Wetzler; Late 1938 - early 1939
1939
Death Times Three (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Bitter End" Story published in 1985 in book Death Times Three. Case: Tue 11 JUL - Wed 12 JUL
Where There's a Will
Where There's a Will book published in 1940. Case: Fri 14 JUL - Sun 16 JUL
1940-1949
1940
 
No activity in this year.
1941
Black Orchids (Collection of two separate short stories)
"Black Orchids" Story published in 1942 in book Black Orchids. Case: Thu and Fri in MAR
The Broken Vase
Tecumseh Fox solves a case in The Broken Vase. Book published in 1941. Case: MAR
Black Orchids (Collection of two separate short stories)
"Cordially Invited to Meet Death" Story published in 1942 in book Black Orchids. Case: Mon 18 AUG - Wed 27 AUG
1942
 
Early 1942: Archie (Major in Army intelligence) resolves a mess in Georgia.
Not Quite Dead Enough (Collection of two separate short stories)
"Not Quite Dead Enough" Story published in 1944 in book Not Quite Dead Enough. Case: Mon - Wed in early MAR
1943
 
Wed 9 JUN: Arnold Zeck first calls Wolfe.
Not Quite Dead Enough (Collection of two separate short stories)
"Booby Trap" Story published in 1944 in book Not Quite Dead Enough. Case: Mon 9 AUG - Tue 10 AUG
1944
Trouble in Triplicate (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Help Wanted, Male" Story published in 1949 in book Trouble in Triplicate. Case: Tue - Fri in MAY
1945
Trouble in Triplicate (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Instead of Evidence" Story published in 1949 in book Trouble in Triplicate. Case: Thu - Sat in OCT
Curtains for Three (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Bullet for One" Story published in 1950 in book Curtains for Three. Case: Tue in OCT
1946
 
Before MAR Case: Chesterton-Best affair; Boedikker
The Silent Speaker
The Silent Speaker book published in 1946. Case: Tue 26 MAR - Sat 6 APR
 
APR Case: Fremont; Arnold Zeck's second call to Wolfe.
Trouble in Triplicate (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Before I Die" Story published in 1949 in book Trouble in Triplicate. Case: Mon 7 OCT - Tue 8 OCT
1947
Too Many Women
Too Many Women book published in 1947. Case: Tue 18 MAR - Sat 5 APR
Three Doors to Death (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Man Alive" Story published in 1950 in book Three Doors to Death. Case: Mon 9 JUN - Tue 10 JUN
1948
And Be a Villain
And Be a Villain book published in 1948. Case: Sat 18 MAR - Sat 3 APR
Three Doors to Death (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Omit Flowers" Story published in 1950 in book Three Doors to Death. Case: Tue 6 JUL - Thu 8 JUL
Three Doors to Death (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Door to Death" Story published in 1950 in book Three Doors to Death. Case: Sun 5 DEC - Tue 7 DEC
1949
The Second Confession
The Second Confession book published in 1949. Case: Thu 16 JUN - Mon 27 JUN
Curtains for Three (Collection of three separate short stories)
"The Gun With Wings" Story published in 1950 in book Curtains for Three. Case: Sun 6 DEC - Tue 8 DEC
1950-1959
1950
Curtains for Three (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Disguise for Murder" Story published in 1950 in book Curtains for Three. Case: Mon - Wed in MAR
In the Best Families
In the Best Families book published in 1950. Case: Thu 6 APR - Fri 8 SEP; Archie (solo) finishes Poison Pen job and handles Hot Insurance case. When Wolfe returns to New York, Arnold Zeck dies
1951
 
JAN or early FEB Case: Little Mix-Up with a Gang of Hijackers
Murder by the Book
Murder by the Book book published in 1951. Case: Mon 19 FEB - Mon 12 MAR
Triple Jeopardy (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Home to Roost" Story published in 1952 in book Triple Jeopardy. Case: Tue 31 JUL - Mon 6 AUG
 
Summer Case: Pendexter
Triple Jeopardy (Collection of three separate short stories)
"The Cop-Killer" Story published in 1952 in book Triple Jeopardy. Case: Summer
Archie in the Crosshairs
Archie in the Crosshairs book published in 2015. Case: Summer
1952
Triple Jeopardy (Collection of three separate short stories)
"The Squirt and the Monkey" Story published in 1952 in book Triple Jeopardy. Case: Mon - Wed in winter
Prisoner's Base
Prisoner's Base book published in 1952. Case: Mon 24 JUN - Mon 30 JUN
Three Men Out (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Invitation to Murder" Story published in 1954 in book Three Men Out. Case: Fri in SEP
Three Men Out (Collection of three separate short stories)
"This Won't Kill You" Story published in 1954 in book Three Men Out. Case: Wed in OCT
1953
The Golden Spiders
The Golden Spiders book published in 1953. Case: Tue 19 MAY - Fri 29 MAY
Three Men Out (Collection of three separate short stories)
"The Zero Clue" Story published in 1954 in book Three Men Out. Case: Wed in latter half of 1953
1954
The Black Mountain
The Black Mountain book published in 1954. Case: Thu 11 MAR - Fri 19 MAR
Three Witnesses (Collection of three separate short stories)
"When a Man Murders" Story published in 1956 in book Three Witnesses. Case: Tue - Wed in MAY
Three Witnesses (Collection of three separate short stories)
"The Next Witness" Story published in 1956 in book Three Witnesses. Case: Summer
1955
Three Witnesses (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Die Like a Dog" Story published in 1956 in book Three Witnesses. Case: Wed - Thu in late 1954 or early 1955
Before Midnight
Before Midnight book published in 1955. Case: Tue 12 APR - Tue 19 APR
 
Summer Case: Cézanne painting recovered (Connecticut woman)
Murder in the Ball Park
Murder in the Ball Park book published in 2014. Case: Sun 26 JUN - Sat 2 JUL
Three for the Chair (Collection of three separate short stories)
"A Window for Death" Story published in 1957 in book Three for the Chair. Case: Sat 6 AUG - Thu 11 AUG
 
Autumn Case: Lamb and McCullough insurance
Three for the Chair (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Immune to Murder" Story published in 1957 in book Three for the Chair. Case: Wed in OCT
1956
Three for the Chair (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Too Many Detectives" Story published in 1957 in book Three for the Chair. Case: Mon - Tue in early 1956
Might as Well Be Dead
Might as Well Be Dead book published in 1956. Case: Mon 9 APR - Mon 16 APR
And Four to Go (Collection of four separate short stories)
"Fourth of July Picnic" Story published in 1958 in book And Four to Go. Case: Wed 4 JUL - Thu 5 JUL
1957
And Four to Go (Collection of four separate short stories)
"Easter Parade" Story published in 1958 in book And Four to Go. Case: Tue - Mon in Spring
If Death Ever Slept
If Death Ever Slept book published in 1957. Case: Mon 20 MAY - Tue 4 JUN
And Four to Go (Collection of four separate short stories)
"Murder is No Joke" Story published in 1958 in book And Four to Go. Case: Tue - Wed
Death Times Three (Collection of three separate short stories)
Alternate version: "Frame-Up for Murder" Story published in 1985 in book Death Times Three. Case: Tue - Wed
 
OCT Case: Stolen Bottweil Tapestries
And Four to Go (Collection of four separate short stories)
"Christmas Party" Story published in 1958 in book And Four to Go. Case: Wed 20 DEC - Sat 23 DEC
1958
Homicide Trinity (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Eeny Meeny Murder Mo" Story published in 1962 in book Homicide Trinity. Case: Mon 5 JAN - Tue 6 JAN
Champagne for One
Champagne for One book published in 1958. Case: Tue - Sun in MAR
Three at Wolfe's Door (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Poison a la Carte" Story published in 1960 in book Three at Wolfe's Door. Case: Tue 1 APR - Thu 3 APR
1959
Homicide Trinity (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Counterfeit for Murder" Story published in 1962 in book Homicide Trinity. Case: Mon 26 JAN - Tue 27 JAN
Death Times Three (Collection of three separate short stories)
Alternate version: "Assault on a Brownstone" Story published in 1985 in book Death Times Three. Case: Mon 26 JAN - Tue 27 JAN
Plot It Yourself
Plot It Yourself book published in 1959. Case: Mon 18 MAY - Wed 3 JUN
1960-1969
1960
Homicide Trinity (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Death of a Demon" Story published in 1962 in book Homicide Trinity. Case: Tue - Wed in JAN
Too Many Clients
Too Many Clients book published in 1960. Case: Mon 9 MAY - Sat 14 MAY
Three at Wolfe's Door (Collection of three separate short stories)
"The Rodeo Murder" Story published in 1960 in book Three at Wolfe's Door. Case: Mon - Wed in late AUG
Three at Wolfe's Door (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Method Three for Murder" Story published in 1960 in book Three at Wolfe's Door. Case: Mon - Tue in SEP
Trio for Blunt Instruments (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Kill Now--Pay Later" Story published in 1964 in book Trio for Blunt Instruments. Case: Mon - Fri in DEC
1961
The Final Deduction
The Final Deduction book published in 1961. Case: Tue 25 APR - Mon 1 MAY
Trio for Blunt Instruments (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Murder is Corny" Story published in 1964 in book Trio for Blunt Instruments. Case: Tue 12 SEP - Fri 15 SEP
1962
Gambit
Gambit book published in 1962. Case: Mon 12 FEB - Fri 16 FEB
The Mother Hunt
The Mother Hunt book published in 1962. Case: Tue 5 JUN - Mon 23 JUL
Trio for Blunt Instruments (Collection of three separate short stories)
"Blood Will Tell" Story published in 1964 in book Trio for Blunt Instruments. Case: Tue 7 AUG - Thu 9 AUG
1963
 
No activity in this year.
1964
A Right to Die
A Right to Die book published in 1964. Case: Mon 24 FEB - Fri 13 MAR
1965
The Doorbell Rang
The Doorbell Rang book published in 1965. Case: Tue 5 JAN - Fri 15 JAN
1966
Death of a Doxy
Death of a Doxy book published in 1966. Case: Sat 29 JAN - Mon 7 FEB
1967
The Father Hunt
The Father Hunt book published in 1968. Case: Thu 17 AUG - Fri 8 SEP
1968
Death of a Dude
Death of a Dude book published in 1969. Case: Fri 2 AUG - Tue 13 AUG
1969
Please Pass the Guilt
Please Pass the Guilt book published in 1973. Case: Wed 4 JUN - Mon 30 JUN
1970-1979
1970-1973
 
No activity in these years.
1974
A Family Affair
A Family Affair book published in 1975. Case: Tue 29 OCT - Thu 7 NOV
1977
Murder in E Minor
Murder in E Minor book published in 1986. Case: NOV
Late 1970s
Stop the Presses!
Stop the Presses! book published in 2016. Case: FEB
1980-1989
1980-1985
 
No activity in these years.
1987
Death on Deadline
Death on Deadline book published in 1987. Case: Thu in early MAY
1988
The Bloodied Ivy
The Bloodied Ivy book published in 1988. Case:
1989
The Last Coincidence
The Last Coincidence book published in 1989. Case:
1990-1999
1990
Fade to Black
Fade to Black book published in 1990. Case: Super Bowl Sun in JAN
1991
 
No activity in this year.
1992
Silver Spire
Silver Spire book published in 1992. Case: Thu in MAY
1994
The Missing Chapter
The Missing Chapter book published in 1994. Case: APR
1995
 
Welcome to Death Story written by Glenn Dixon and published in 1995. Case: JAN
1996
 
No activity in this year.
1997
 
No Body Story written by Glenn Dixon and published in 1997.
1998
 
Not With a Whimper Story written by Glenn Dixon and published in 1998.
1998
 
Three Strikes: Three Glenn Dixon stories published via internet web site (Wolfe Pack).
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