In the fourth inning, a monstrous line drive brings every fan in the grandstand to his feet—every fan save for one silver-haired senator, who has been shot dead by a sniper in the upper deck. Archie goodwin and saul panzer have ventured into the wilds of northern Manhattan to watch the Giants take on the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds.
Murder in the Ball Park The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 9 #ad - A killer hiding among the crowd at a dodgers-Giants game forces Nero Wolfe to step up to the plate in this “superb” mystery Publishers Weekly, starred review. The national anthem is just winding down when Panzer spies a notable in the box seats: state senator Orson Milbank, a silver-haired scoundrel with enemies in every corner of upstate New York.
Archie in the Crosshairs The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 10MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - He has just reached nero wolfe’s stately brownstone on West Thirty-Fifth Street when a sedan whips around the corner and two gunshots ring out, nearly hitting Goodwin. Some might run for cover, but Archie Goodwin is not the type. According to publishers Weekly, “Goldsborough cleverly captures the tone and language of the originals.
Nero award–winning author Robert Goldsborough continues the brilliant work of Rex Stout in this classic mystery series. It is a warning, and the message is clear: The next bullet will not miss. With the help of wolfe’s brainpower, Goodwin will find the man who wants him dead—unless the killer gets to Goodwin first.
Archie in the Crosshairs The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 10 #ad - Rex stout fans can only hope he has no plans to wind up the series soon. ”. Mystery fans will devour this entry into the classic, in which Wolfe must track down a dangerous gunman—or risk losing his right-hand man Archie Goodwin is chipper as he strolls home from his weekly poker game, wisecracking Nero Wolfe series, money in his pocket and a smile on his lips.
Rotund investigator nero wolfe has made more than his fair share of enemies over the years, and it seems one of them has decided to strike, targeting Wolfe’s indefatigable assistant.
Stop the Presses! The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 11MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - 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 own ex-wife. 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.
In this “outstanding” mystery, robert goldsborough, author of Murder in E Minor, “once again demonstrates an impressive ability to emulate Rex Stout’s narrative voice” Publishers Weekly, starred review. Nero wolfe and archie goodwin have a lot of boldfaced names on their suspect list when New York’s most hated gossip columnist is murdered.
Stop the Presses! The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 11 #ad - . According to cohen, someone wants to kill the Gazette’s gossip columnist, Cameron Clay. But the latest threats have carried a more sinister tone. But when clay turns up dead, the cops deem it a suicide. The bigwigs at the gazette don’t agree, Archie Goodwin, so they retain Wolfe and his indefatigable assistant, to figure out which of the suspects had the mettle to pull the trigger.
Death threats are a regular hazard for Clay, who’s hurled insults and accusations at every bold-faced name in the five boroughs.
Silver Spire The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 6MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - He may not be a christian, but he will always help a brother in need. Staten island would be forgettable were it not for the gleaming Tabernacle of the Silver Spire, where thousands of congregants come every Sunday to hear the sermons of Barnabas Bay. But when durkin is accused of murdering the Reverend’s assistant, Wolfe fights to clear his name.
Millions more tune in on television, giving the good Reverend international fame, and a chance to spread the gospel from New York City’s harbor all the way to South Korea. Threats against a televangelist lead Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin into a murder case in this “brisk and beguiling page-turner” Publishers Weekly.
Silver Spire The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 6 #ad - . But threatening notes have been appearing in the collection bag, suggesting that one of the faithful has decided it’s time this good shepherd get the hook. Believing organized religion is nothing more than a scam, rotund sleuth Nero Wolfe refuses to investigate the threats, instead recommending veteran investigator Fred Durkin for the case.
The Missing Chapter The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 7MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - He had just begun attracting fame, writing new mysteries starring the iconic Sergeant Barnstable, and he had bright hopes for the future. A masterly job” Booklist. His publisher hires corpulent genius Nero Wolfe to determine who cut Childress’s career short, and the detective finds no dearth of suspects.
Among the many who may have wanted the wordsmith whacked are his agent, his editor, a corrupt book reviewer, and an enraged legion of Barnstable devotees. When a loudmouthed, arrogant author is silenced, the reclusive master detective Nero Wolfe looks for the killer: “A very clever mystery. . . But his friends know this is impossible, because Childress loved himself far too much.
The Missing Chapter The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 7 #ad - With the help of his indefatigable assistant, archie Goodwin, argumentative author, Wolfe takes a look at those closest to the arrogant, hoping to decide which of Childress’s associates merely hated him, and which would have been willing to kill. The gun was fired close to charles Childress’s head, and his were the only fingerprints on it, forcing the police to conclude that the author committed suicide.
Murder, Stage Left The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 12MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - Continuing his beloved series—which also includes archie meets nero wolfe, late of Rex Stout, and Archie in the Crosshairs—Nero Award–winning author Robert Goldsborough “brings Nero Wolfe, Murder in the Ball Park, gloriously back to life” Chicago. Now goodwin is a prime suspect in the director’s demise, and freelance gumshoe saul panzer must step in to help wrangle the various members of the play—from the ingénue and the diva to the handsome movie star and the surly stage manager—so New York’s smartest, effectively sidelining him for the rest of the case, and most reclusive, private detective can determine who is responsible for these dramatic deaths and clear Goodwin’s name once and for all.
. Though goodwin’s conversations prove unfruitful, on his last day at the theater, the director is murdered in his soundproof booth, poisoned by an unseen culprit during an evening performance. When a renowned theater director senses something amiss during his latest production, he calls in Nero Wolfe.
Murder, Stage Left The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 12 #ad - Murder, stage left is the 59th book in the Nero Wolfe Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. It’s curtains for a famous broadway director, and private investigator Nero Wolfe is on the case—but his assistant, Archie Goodwin, is a suspect. Though the corpulent genius wouldn’t normally accept a job this vague, a mutual friend dangles the prospect of a very rare orchid in exchange for his services, and Wolfe can’t resist.
In short order, an actor whose health is failing attempts suicide with the same poison. With a mind to suss out useful backstage gossip, Wolfe turns to his faithful assistant, Archie Goodwin, to impersonate a journalist in order to speak to the cast.
Fade to Black The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 5MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - For the men of madison avenue, the battle between soft-drink giants Cherr-o-key and AmeriCherry seems heaven sent. Only when the first adman dies does he realize that a marketing war can be just as dangerous as the real thing. For years now, the firm of mills/lake/ryman has fought to help Cherr-o-key become the nation’s favorite fizzy cherry soda, mascot, but each time they come up with a new slogan, or jingle, AmeriCherry somehow beats them to it.
A soda war explodes into murder for Nero Wolfe, “one of the two or three most beloved detectives in fiction” Publishers Weekly. There's a mole inside the agency, and only Nero Wolfe can ferret him out. Although he's as round as a cherry himself, Wolfe has no taste for soft drinks. But the question of industrial espionage is too sweet for him to resist, and so with assistant Archie Goodwin at his side, he sets out to end this vicious corporate feud.
The Last Coincidence The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 4MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - After the heir to a frozen-food fortune gets iced, Nero Wolfe’s right-hand man becomes a suspect:“Goldsborough does a masterly job with the Wolfe legacy” Booklist. When lily rowan doesn’t laugh at his jokes, Archie Goodwin knows something's wrong. All she would tell her aunt was that she had been assaulted.
Springing into action, goodwin waits for Linville outside of Morgana’s, a chrome-and-glass palace that sits like a wart on Second Avenue. They nearly come to blows, but Linville’s bodyguard intervenes, and Goodwin retreats to plan his next move. Her niece noreen has been running around with sparky Linville, and the last time she went out with him, a club-hopping bad boy who's the terror of Manhattan nightlife, Noreen wasn’t herself when she came home.
The Last Coincidence The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 4 #ad - In the morning, Linville is dead, and Goodwin is the chief suspect. For years he has helped rotund genius Nero Wolfe out of jams, and now it's time for the master detective to return the favor.
The Bloodied Ivy The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 3MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - With man of action archie goodwin at his side, Wolfe examines jealous professors, a fanatical assistant, and a university president with an ego that—like the school itself—will not stop growing. An academic so conservative he thought ronald reagan was a pinko, Hale Markham rules Prescott University like an intellectual tyrant—until the morning he's found dead at the bottom of one of Prescott’s famously beautiful ravines.
A professor’s death lures the reclusive detective and his sidekick to a bucolic crime scene: “Goldsborough does a masterly job with the Wolfe legacy” Booklist. Though they're far from the city, Wolfe and Goodwin will find that no back alley is as dangerous as the shadowy corridors of the Ivy League.
The Bloodied Ivy The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 3 #ad - Every liberal on campus hated the crotchety old crank, but which one is responsible for giving Markham his final push to the right? The case so intrigues the incomparable, reclusive master detective Nero Wolfe that he takes the unusual step of leaving the confines of his home.
Death on Deadline The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 2MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - To save his favorite newspaper, Nero Wolfe steps into the crossfire of a tabloid war. Standing in his way is the company’s chief shareholder, Gazette heir Harriet Haverhill. But now cohen needs wolfe’s help, for the Gazette is ailing and the vultures have begun to circle. Scottish newspaper magnate Ian MacLaren plans to gut the paper and turn it into a sex-filled conservative rag.
. Master sleuth nero wolfe’s small circle of friends is limited to his assistant, Archie Goodwin; his chef, Fritz; and Lon Cohen, the head man at the New York Gazette. Maclaren may be fierce, but when the cause is just, Nero Wolfe knows how to play dirty too. Cohen knows more about the city’s power structure than any man in Manhattan, and for years, he happily passed Wolfe information in return for the odd exclusive scoop.
Death on Deadline The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 2 #ad - But when the aged Ms. Haverhill dies in an apparent suicide, no one remains to resist the Scot’s advances except Wolfe.
The Battered Badge The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 13MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - . But in order to untangle an abundance of motives and end the inspector’s forced furlough, Wolfe may have to venture out of his comfort zone—and the premises of his brownstone. George rowcliff, becomes permanent, Wolfe’s future dealings with the force will be much compromised. All of which amounts to little more than conversational fodder for PI Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin.
As the deceased was highly critical of Inspector Lionel Cramer, the longtime head of homicide is temporarily relieved of his badge. But if cramer’s provisional replacement, Capt. When wealthy and popular crusader and reformer Lester Pierce is gunned down in front of his Park Avenue residence, the public outcry forces the NYPD to restructure its homicide department.
The battered badge is the 60th book in the Nero Wolfe Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. His investigation quickly points toward pierce’s organization, Good Government Group, where high-minded idealism is often trampled under the competing ambitions of the staff—several of whom would clearly have benefited from Pierce’s demise.
Loath to depart from his routine, Wolfe makes the unusual decision to take on a case without an actual client. Despite the burgeoning list of suspects, Wolfe hasn’t ruled out the involvement of the underworld and its connection to Cramer. But it seems cramer was not just a scapegoat: He was seen dining in Little Italy with mob kingpin Ralph Mars.
The Battered Badge The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 13 #ad - Continuing his beloved series—which also includes archie meets nero wolfe, murder in the Ball Park, and Murder, Stage Left—Nero Award–winning author Robert Goldsborough “demonstrates an impressive ability to emulate Rex Stout’s narrative voice” Publishers Weekly, Archie in the Crosshairs, starred review.