Murder in E Minor

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Bantam Books, 1987 - Private investigators - 196 pages
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In the phenomenal New York Times bestselling tradition of John Gardner's James Bond novels, Robert Goldsborough draws the legendary super sleuth Nero Wolfe back out of retirement in the first of two new novels that take up where Rex Stout left off.

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Review: Murder in E Minor (Nero Wolfe Novels by Robert Goldsborough #1)

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This is the third Nero Wolfe mystery of Goldsborough that I've read, and I've enjoyed all of them. The author is very careful in his research of the Rex Stout created characters and so they ring true ... Read full review

Review: Murder in E Minor (Nero Wolfe Novels by Robert Goldsborough #1)

User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

Almost as good as the real thing - a strong story with characters that felt like Stout's. Read full review


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About the author (1987)

In his early teens, Robert Goldsborough began reading Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe mysteries. It was during his tenure with the Chicago Tribune that the paper printed the obituary of Rex Stout. On reading it, his mother lamented that "Now there won't be any more Nero Wolfe stories." "There might be one more," Goldsborough mused, and began writing an original Wolfe novel for his mother. As much as he enjoyed writing these books, Goldsborough longed to create his own characters, which he has done in Three Strikes You're Dead, set in the gang-ridden Chicago of the late 1930s and narrated by a Tribune police reporter. Goldsborough, a lifelong Chicagoan who has logged 45 years as a writer and editor with the Tribune and with marketing journal Advertising Age, says it was "Probably inevitable that I would end up using a newspaperman as my protagonist.

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