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Here are the upcoming WWK interviews for the month of July!

July 4th Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder

July 11th V. M. Burns, The Plot Is Murder

July 18th Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), Death Over Easy

July 25th Shari Randall, Against The Claw

Our July Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 7/7--Mary Feliz, 7/14--Annie Hogsett, 7/21--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/28--Kait Carson.

Our special bloggers for the fifth Monday and Tuesday of July--Kaye George and Paula Gail Benson.

Please welcome two new members to WWK--Annette Dashofy, who will blog on alternative Sundays with Jim Jackson, and Nancy Eady, who will blog on every fourth Monday. Thanks for blogging with us Annette and Nancy!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/

Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)

Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:

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.

Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in July 31, 2018.


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!