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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Bloodied Ivy, by Robert Goldsborough


The Bloodied Ivy
by Robert Goldsborough
1988


I've liked all of the four Goldsborough Nero Wolfe books I've read thus far and I'd venture to say I like The Bloodied Ivy best, though the race is a close one. I can't quite put a finger on why this one stood out but it just felt like it was a cut above the others.

The Bloodied Ivy takes place at a college not too far from New York City, where a controversial professor has recently passed on following a plunge into a ravine. It's obviously an accident - or is it?

Naturally, Nero Wolfe is called upon to look into things, a number of suspects are rounded up and, as a special bonus, the great man actually leaves the comfy environs of the brownstone on a mission to rescue Archie from the clutches of some overzealous police officers.

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