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Fore-Shadowed: Where Rex Stout Got the Idea for Fer-De-Lance


Ross E. Davies


George Mason University School of Law; The Green Bag

Cattleya M. Concepcion


George Mason University - Law Library; Green Bag Almanac & Reader

November 21, 2011

Green Bag Almanac and Reader, pp. 249-312, 2012
George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-49

Abstract:     
Researchers describing the discovery of something they are not equipped to fully understand run the risk that their reach will exceed their grasp. And so, as mere enthusiastic newcomers to the study of author Rex Stout, we will limit ourselves to: (1) reporting that we have run across an early (1916) detective story written by Stout and (2) sharing a few thoughts that would likely occur on first reading to anyone - and especially a lawyer - familiar with Stout’s later (beginning in 1934) detective stories featuring his Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin characters.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 65

Keywords: Agatha Christie, Canby Rankin, Colonel Carson Phillips, copyright, crime, detectives, Fraser Mawson, golf, Golfers Magazine, intellectual property, investigation, John McAleer, Last Drive, law, Library of Congress, links, literature, murder, mysteries, poison dart, police, Ronald Knox, viaduct

JEL Classification: A20, C15, C80, C93, D01, D03, D23, D71, D72, D80, D81, D83, D87, K00, K2, K21, K23, K40

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Date posted: November 22, 2011 ; Last revised: January 12, 2012

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Davies, Ross E. and Concepcion, Cattleya M., Fore-Shadowed: Where Rex Stout Got the Idea for Fer-De-Lance (November 21, 2011). Green Bag Almanac and Reader, pp. 249-312, 2012; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 11-49. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1962907

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Ross E. Davies (Contact Author)
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Cattleya M. Concepcion
George Mason University - Law Library
George Mason University Law Library
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United States
Green Bag Almanac & Reader
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