Archie Meets Nero Wolfe

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe

eBook - 2012
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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. Young Tommie has gone missing, and only one detective is built for the job: Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth Street. Together they will form one of the most unlikely crime fighting duos in history--but first Goodwin must find Tommie Williamson, and prove to Wolfe that he deserves a place by his side.
Publisher: New York : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road Integrated Media, 2012.
ISBN: 9781453266373
1453266372
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: 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. Young Tommie has gone missing, and only one detective is built for the job: Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth Street. Together they will form one of the most unlikely crime fighting duos in history--but first Goodwin must find Tommie Williamson, and prove to Wolfe that he deserves a place by his side.

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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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