Golden Spiders and Black Orchids A 'Satisfactory' Look into the Life and Mysteries of Rex Stout

Nero Wolfe Fandom

The Nero Wolfe Mysteries have an active fanbase and the characters of Wolfe and Archie continue to pull readers to the series. The fandom has latched onto catch phrases like “PFUI” and “Satisfactory” and symbols such as orchids and pistols as hallmarks of the series, using these to generate ephemera and fan art. Although he may not be as well known to some audiences, Nero Wolfe stands alongside figures such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Allen Poe’s Auguste Dupin in the pantheon of great detectives. The Nicaraguan postage stamp series below featured prominent detectives from various novels, including Wolfe