Archie Meets Nero Wolfe

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe

Paperback - 2012
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Winner of the Lovey Award for Best Historical Novel: This award-winning mystery reveals how Archie Goodwin joined forces with famed private detective Nero Wolfe and launched a literary legend.

In 1930, young Archie Goodwin comes to New York City hoping for a bit of excitement. In his third week working as a night watchman, he stops two burglars in their tracks--with a pair of hot lead slugs.

Dismissed from his job for being "trigger-happy," he parlays his newfound notoriety into a job as a detective's assistant, helping honest sleuth Del Bascom solve cases like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche Art Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes Burglary. But it's the kidnapping of Tommie Williamson, the son of a New York hotel magnate, that introduces Goodwin to the man who will change his life.

Goodwin knows there's only one detective who can help find Tommie: Nero Wolfe, the stout genius of West Thirty-Fifth Street. Together, they'll form one of the most unlikely crime fighting duos in history--but first Goodwin must locate Tommie and prove that he deserves a place by Wolfe's side.

In this witty story about the origin of a legendary partnership, Robert Goldsborough gloriously evokes the spirit of Nero Wolfe's creator, bestselling author Rex Stout, and breathes new life into his beloved characters.
Publisher: New York : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road Integrated Media, 2012.
ISBN: 9781453270974
1453270973
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Stout, Rex 1886-1975.

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francisking
Dec 19, 2016

AS STOUT HIMSELF SAID:...
Q: "How would you feel if someone wanted to continue the Wolfe series after you laid aside your pen?

A: (by stout) I don't know whether vampirism or cannibalism is the better term for it. Not nice.
— Rex Stout, interviewed by biographer John J. McAleer"

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Jun 09, 2016

I thoroughly enjoying this short novel. Made a very good bus read; short chapters easy to leave and get back into. I suppose I'm showing my age when I mention that in my mind, Tim Hutton is bringing depression area New York to life (I really enjoyed the A&E series; w/Maury Chaykin as Wolfe). If you enjoy the original series, you'll like this offering too.

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ritalatabooks
Apr 20, 2015

Robert Goldsborough did a very believable job of telling the meeting of Nero Wolfe, and his (future) assistant Archie Goodwin. It had the flavor, and feel of the classic Rex Stout novel. The characters are shown in detailed trying to make a living in New York during the depression. The usual cast of remembered names and places makes this feel like a comfortable re-read of my favorite stories.

ChristchurchLib Feb 12, 2013

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