Created by Rex Stout
TECUMSEH FOX is a private eye who shows up in a few novels by Rex Stout. Unlike some of his other detectives, Tecumseh is an average-looking guy, except for his “penetrating” brown eyes and his rather dapper fashion sense. Tecumseh lives and works out of a large farm full of animals in New York’s Westchester County.
By the way, despite his name, Tecumseh denies that he is part-Native American.
Stout often claimed that Tecumseh’s first case, Double for Death (1939) was the best detective story he ever wrote. Stout also created a couple of other eyes: Dol Bonner was one of the first female eyes to appear in novel form, and she enjoyed some success with another character of his, Nero Wolfe, a rather portly fellow who lives in the city. You may have heard of him…
- Double for Death (1939) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Bad for Business (1940) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
Sally Colt appears.
- The Broken Vase (1941) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
THE DICK OF THE DAY
- April 14, 2023
The Bottom Line: One of Stout’s “other detectives,” almost forgotten, but the author often claimed the Westchester, NY P.I.’s first case, Double for Death (1939) was the best detective story he ever wrote. Which is saying something…
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.