Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Missing Chapter, by Robert Goldsborough

The Missing Chapter
By Robert Goldsborough

The seventh and last (presumably) of the Nero Wolfe novels penned by Robert Goldsborough after Rex Stout's death has a clever premise that draws from the author's own circumstances. It deals with a mystery writer who has been tapped to continue a popular series of mystery novels whose own creator has died. When said writer, who certainly would not have won any popularity contests, is found dead, it's presumed to be a suicide. The man's publisher begs to differ. Nero Wolfe is brought in to sort the whole thing out and Archie has to take an info-gathering trip to Indiana before it's all said and done.

Cleverly done and worth a look.

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