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Our April author interviews: Perennial author Susan Wittig Albert--4/5, Sasscer Hill, horse racing insider--4/12, English historical, cozy author, TE Kinsey--4/19, Debut author, Susan Bickford--4/26.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in April: Heather Baker Weidner (4/1), Christina Hoag (4/8), Susan Boles (4/29). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 4/15--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 4/22--Kait Carson.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th. In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on June, 13, 2017. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Linda here in June!

Cross Genre Publications anthology, Hidden Youth, will contain Warren Bull's "The Girl, The Devil, and The Coal Mine." The anthology will be released in late November 2016. The We've Been Trumped anthology released by Dark House Press on September 28th contains Warren Bull's "The Wall" short story and KM Rockwood's "A Phone Call to the White House." KM writes under the name Pat Anne Sirs for this volume.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Review

Robert Goldsborough is known best for continuing the Nero Wolfe series originated by Rex Stout.  In Archie Meets Nero Wolfe, the author has created a prequel to the famous series using hints from Rex Stout’s work.  The work reads as well as if Stout  had written it himself.

Archie Goodwin arrives in New York from Ohio, hoping for excitement or at least for a job.  He is hired as night watchman on the dock.  When two thieves shoot at him he returns fire, killing both.  Called “trigger-happy” and fired by the company he helped to protect, Archie shows up in the office of honest PI, Del Bascom. The sleuth, allows Archie to take on a case that the detective considers impossible to solve.  Archie uses his brains and shoe leather to track down a husband who tried to disappear. 

On a case where Wolfe needed someone willing to go into New York and investigate, he hires characters known to readers from the novels. Wolfe also hires Del Bascom who invites Archie along.  As the case progresses, Archie proves to be cool, dependable and honest.

I enjoyed reading about Archie acting without Nero Wolfe. It is clear why Wolfe decided to hire him.

Kudos to Robert Goldsborough 


James Montgomery Jackson said...

My father was a big Rex Stout fan, but I think one of the attractions was the interplay between Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.

Just as when I think of Spenser I think of Hawk, I think of Stout's two characters together.

Separating them allows for different aspects to the characters personality to become apparant, which it appears Goldsborough has done.

Thanks for the review, Warren.

E. B. Davis said...

Not my subgenre, Warren. But your review makes me want to stretch my reading to include it. Thanks for the review.

Warren Bull said...

I think you're right, Jim. Can you imagine Sherlock Holmes without Dr. Watson?

Warren Bull said...

Thanks for the support, EB.

Warren Bull said...

Thanks for the support, EB.

Gloria Alden said...

I've never read those mysteries, either, but maybe I'll look for one at a used book store and try them.

BPL Ref said...

While I won't go so far as to say it read as if Rex Stout had written it, I did think it was well done and was dismayed at the nit-picking reviews I saw at Amazon. I did a review for our bookblog as well. Nice period setting, too. If you haven't read the originals, by all means give them a try!