The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe

American mystery writer Rex Stout created fictional detective Nero Wolfe in 1934.

Nero Wolfe was a big guy. Due to his size, Nero Wolfe tried to solve crime from home without visiting crime scenes. Wolfe relied on assistant Archie Goodwin to do the leg work, interviewing witnesses and gathering clues for interpretation by Nero Wolfe at home.

The first Nero Wolfe radio series premiered in 1943. Veteran large actor Sydney Greenstreet became the most famous Nero Wolfe in 1950.