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In 1930, young Archie Goodwin comes to New York City hoping for a bit of excitement. In his third week working as a night watchman, he stops two burglars in their tracks - with a pair of hot lead slugs.

Dismissed from his job for being “trigger-happy”, he parlays his newfound notoriety into a job as a detective’s assistant, helping honest sleuth Del Bascom solve cases like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche Art Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes Burglary. But it’s the kidnapping of Tommie Williamson, the son of a New York hotel magnate, that introduces Goodwin to the man who will change his life.

Goodwin knows there’s only one detective who can help find Tommie: Nero Wolfe, the stout genius of West 35th Street. Together, they’ll form one of the most unlikely crime-fighting duos in history - but first Goodwin must locate Tommie and prove that he deserves a place by Wolfe’s side.

In this witty story about the origin of a legendary partnership, Robert Goldsborough gloriously evokes the spirit of Nero Wolfe’s creator, best-selling author Rex Stout, and breathes new life into his beloved characters.

©2012 Robert Goldsborough (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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  • B. Bishop
  • 29-08-2021

Ridiculous

Nero Wolfe does not use infer when he means imply. He burned a dictionary once because it said the two were synonyms. How does someone make that mistake in this series. Also I find the dialogue clunky and nothing like Rex Stout. Lastly the reader is just awful for Archie. Michael Pritchard was spot on when he read the Blackstone versions.

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  • robin pasqualino
  • 21-01-2022

loved it

love nero wolf books can't get enough of them enjoy mystery books always keep em coming

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  • T. Russo
  • 15-01-2022

One of the better ones

Interesting story which Stout never tried. The ending is a bit tedious but all in all a fun story.

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  • Dan Holthusen
  • 27-12-2021

I WAS reluctant but warmed up to it.

As a fan of the original Nero Wolfe series, some new guy writing no less than the very first episode annoyed me. After finishing this book, I've found it enjoyable and mostly, true to the overall series' storyline. I recommend it. In fact, I intend to try out the rest of Goldsborough's Nero Wolfe stories.

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  • Valerie J. Paz
  • 08-10-2021

fun read

Fun introduction to the recurring characters with a satisfactory closing explaining how Archie was employed.

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  • David E. Wells
  • 12-09-2021

geat prequel

now going to listen to ferdelance and the rest of the first neros but this is a great introduction

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  • Tamara M. Millyard
  • 20-06-2021

Best one yet!

I am so happy with this book! It follows what had been hinted at in all the other books! I love this series shows how much Archie gives to the duo!

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  • Steven
  • 29-04-2021

great all the way through!

grabs you. I got to the point where I just had to know what happened next. you can guess all you want but you never quite there. love the plot.

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  • G. Griggs
  • 23-03-2021

As I imagined their meeting

A wonderful and well written Prequel. To Nero Wolfe fans new readers and chronic Nero Readers. This book does not Disappoint and adds to the Canon.

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