Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel (Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough

By Robert Goldsborough

To develop into a part of the Nero Wolfe legend, Archie Goodwin needs to end up his worth

Archie Goodwin involves big apple urban hoping for somewhat pleasure. In his 3rd week operating as an evening watchman, he stops burglars of their tracks—with a couple of scorching lead slugs. brushed off from his activity for being “trigger-happy,” he parlays his newfound notoriety right into a task as a detective’s assistant, aiding sincere sleuth Del Bascom remedy instances just like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche paintings Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes housebreaking.

But it’s the abduction of Tommie Williamson, the son of a brand new York inn mogul, that introduces Goodwin to the fellow who will swap his life. Young Tommie has long gone lacking, and just one detective is equipped for the activity: Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth road. jointly they are going to shape probably the most not going crime struggling with duos in history—but first Goodwin needs to locate Tommie Williamson, and end up to Wolfe that he merits a spot through his part.

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In Brian’s presence she became pert, impudent, flirtatious. She emanated a wholesome sexiness, as if her plaid Gap skirt covered a leopard-skin garter belt. ’’ But she also saddened easily, and hungered for clarity, security, and purpose. He decided to play the rescuer, imagining that at his side she would grow strong—and grateful to him. Her white knight. They married within six months, and they doted and clung to each other with a passion that was both pure and excruciatingly cute. Then Luke came along, a child like a jewel, the proof and seal of their fusion.

Stay sharp. ’’ And out there was where his sermon promptly headed. The court system was a lie, he said, falsely legalizing queer sex and gun control. —when he knew God turned it loose at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. His voice began rising. The Catholic Church was a lie, nothing but witchcraft. Latin was a lie. Yup, Latin, a pagan tongue, supposed to be a dead language—but it wasn’t dead; it’s been kept alive as . . what? As the language of law, and science, and the Mass, and sorcery.

Nobody . ’’ Wyoming paused. ‘‘Except the Remnant. ’’ He raised the Bible above his head. ‘‘It’s all in here. ’’ ‘‘Tribulation is what’s coming. ’’ The congregation held still, waiting to hear how horrible. They looked like roller-coaster passengers preparing for the first heart-stopping drop down the rails. Wyoming flipped to a new scripture passage. ‘‘ ‘Behold, a pale horse, and its rider’s name was Death . . ’ ’’ Here we went. He had taken his time getting to the last book of the Bible, but he had to save the biggie for the end: Revelation, the zealot’s favorite thrill ride.

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