Archie Meets Nero Wolfe

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe

Book - 2012
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An "excellent" novel that goes back to 1920s New York to reveal how the famed detective first met his incomparable sidekick ( Publishers Weekly , starred review).

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 : Road Integrated Media, 2012.
ISBN: 9781453270974
Branch Call Number: FIC GOLDSBOR
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 22 cm.


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Dec 19, 2016

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"

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.

ChristchurchLib Feb 12, 2013

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