Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel To Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Mysteries by Robert GoldsboroughArchie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel To Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Mysteries by Robert Goldsborough

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel To Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Mysteries

byRobert Goldsborough

Paperback | November 13, 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. 
 
Robert Goldsborough (b. 1937) is an American author best known for continuing Rex Stout’s famous Nero Wolfe series. Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University and upon graduation went to work for the Associated Press, beginning a lifelong career in journalism that would include long periods at the Chicago Tribune and Advertis...
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Title:Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel To Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe MysteriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.59 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:MysteriousPress.com/Open RoadLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1453270973

ISBN - 13:9781453270974

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Archie Meets Nero Wolfe Without question a page-turner!!!!! Only a genious like Robert Goldsborough could create a man like Nero Wolfe and the addition of Archie Goodwin to the team leaves one speevhless
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Nero & Archie! Loved Rex Stout's Nero & Archie but Robert Goldsborough's book was great. I had to keep reading!
Date published: 2014-08-30

Editorial Reviews

“Archie and Nero Wolfe fans rejoice! Robert Goldsborough, who so deftly and ably continued the Wolfe series a few years back, has returned to tell the story every fan wanted to hear: the origin of the Wolfe/Goodwin partnership. This book has a hardboiled sheen worthy of the period it recreates and captures Stout’s recurring characters—not just Archie and Wolfe—with a fidelity that is damn near supernatural. And Archie’s voice and Wolfe’s grand demeanor are spot on. Here’s hoping Goldsborough finds a dozen more untold cases as he channels the great Rex Stout.” —Max Allan Collins, author of Bye Bye, Baby “Devotees of the late Rex Stout’s bestsellers will be pleasantly surprised.” —Publishers Weekly “Robert Goldsborough brings Nero Wolfe, late of Rex Stout, gloriously back to life.” —Chicago  “Mr. Goldsborough has all of the late writer’s stylistic mannerisms down pat.” —The New York Times