Rex Stout is my favorite mystery author and I love his Nero Wolfe series. So I was a little hesitant the first time I picked up a Nero Wolfe book written by Robert Goldsborough. There was nothing to worry about! I’ve really enjoyed his additions to the series. After receiving permission from the estate of Rex Stout, Goldsborough published seven Nero Wolfe books in the 80s & 90s. He then took a break from the Wolfe books to focus on his own series featuring Steve Malek.
He turned his attention back to Nero Wolfe with the publication of Archie Meets Nero Wolfe in 2012 (my favorite of his books so far!) and has followed it up with three more books, including the one being released next week.
Stop The Presses! will be released on March 8th. Here’s what it is about:
Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin are tasked with protecting the most hated columnist in New York City.
There are few people Nero Wolfe respects, and Lon Cohen of the New York Gazette is one of them. So when Cohen asks for a favor, the famously brilliant—and notoriously lazy—detective is inclined to listen. According to Cohen, someone wants to kill the Gazette’s gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. Death threats are a regular hazard for Clay, who’s hurled insults and accusations at every bold-faced name in the five boroughs. But the latest threats have carried a more sinister tone.
The columnist has narrowed his potential killers down to five people: an egomaniacal developer, a disgraced cop, a corrupt councilman, a sleazy lawyer, and his ex-wife. But when Clay turns up dead, the cops deem it a suicide. The bigwigs at the Gazette don’t agree, so they retain Wolfe and his indefatigable assistant, Archie Goodwin, to figure out which of the suspects had the mettle to pull the trigger.
Other Nero Wolfe books by Robert Goldsborough: Murder In E Minor, Death On A Deadline, The Bloodied Ivy, The Last Coincidence, Fade To Black, Silver Spire, The Missing Chapter, Archie Meets Nero Wolfe, Murder In The Ball Park, Archie In The Crosshairs