Death on Deadline

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Death on Deadline

Death on Deadline Rex Stout fans will relish this book a whodunit in the authentic style of Stout s classics Nero Wolfe and his sidekick Archie Godwin are back again this time to solve the murder of a nasty newspap

  • Title: Death on Deadline
  • Author: Robert Goldsborough
  • ISBN: 9780553270242
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rex Stout fans will relish this book, a whodunit in the authentic style of Stout s classics Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie Godwin, are back again this time, to solve the murder of a nasty newspaper magnate whose death has been labeled a suicide.

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    1. Evgeny on said:

      Whenever Nero Wolfe or Archie Goodwin need some kind of information what was published in a newspaper - no matter which and how long time ago - they ask a guy working for a New York newspaper Gazette Lon Cohen. He either knows and answer right away, or can get in in the archives fairly fast. Basically he was doing the same work for the detectives Google does for all us these days. In exchange he often get exclusives related to Wolfe's investigation before everybody else.Wolfe has a great deal of [...]

    2. John Yeoman on said:

      Yes, this novel does it! Goldsborough trots out the familiar tropes - Wolfe's irascibility, Archie's backtalk, the stagey denouement scene à la Poirot, etc - but this time his craft work is excellent. My fingers itched to annotate every paragraph. Seamless scene transitions, inventive body language, plus a thousand creative ways to say 'S/he scowled'. And a last-chapter twist that's genuinely a surprise. It works.

    3. Kay Hudson on said:

      The second entry in Goldsborough's continuation of the Nero Wolfe tales, published in 1987. I think Goldsborough has done a good job of capturing the flavor of Rex Stout's work while bringing the characters forward in time (although not in age, but of course Archie and Wolfe didn't age in the forty years that Stout wrote about them, either). The mystery involves a suicide that may not be and a Murdochian newspaper mogul. This book includes a long introduction by a friend of Stout's, largely appr [...]

    4. Panu Mäkinen on said:

      Harvoin toinen kirjailija on onnistunut jatkamaan kirjasarjaa niin hyvin kuin Robert Goldsborough Rex Stoutin aloittamaa Nero Wolfe -sarjaa. Goldsborough on tavoittanut alkuperäisten kirjojen tyylin ja pitäytyy siinä uskollisesti. Tapahtumat tosin sijoittuvat 1980-luvun New Yorkiin, jonne on turhan pitkä harppaus 1930-luvulta, jolloin sarjan ensimmäiset kirjat ilmestyivät. Goldsborough’n Nero Wolfe -dekkarit tarjoavat silti yhtä nautinnollisen lukukokemuksen kuin alkuperäistekijänkin [...]

    5. Moira Shepard on said:

      Really well done. Goldsborough definitely captures Archie's voice in this continuation of the adventures of Nero Wolfe. Great characters, well-turned plot, and a fine finale. Looking forward to reading more!

    6. Adam Graham on said:

      Robert Goldsborough's 2nd Nero Wolfe novel began poorly but improved to mediocrity by the end.Wolfe is concerned that a Scottish newspaper baron with a reputation for sensationalism will purchase the Gazette, Wolfe's long time ally and source of information. Wolfe sets out to prevent it. However, when one of the principals in the Gazette is killed and everyone else thinks its suicide, Wolfe concludes that it's actually murder and sets out to prove it.The book has one upside. Compared to the last [...]

    7. Tristan MacAvery on said:

      This book is the second in a short series of Nero Wolfe novels penned by fan-and-Wolfe-expert Robert Goldsborough, after the death of the original author Rex Stout (and authorized by Stout's estate). In it, Wolfe and Archies's long-time friend, New York Gazette reporter Lon Cohen, brings to Wolfe's attention a potential tragedy: The vaunted Gazette may be sold to a sleazy tabloid-monger named Ian MacLaren (possibly a slam at Rupert Murdoch). Wolfe spends over $30,000 to place a full-page ad in t [...]

    8. Ed on said:

      #2 in the Goldsborough continuation of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series.Praise for the series being true to the Stout originals is well deserved. This quarter century old novel does have a rosy view of the finances of newspaper publishing, a view which doesn't stand the test of time. I did note a few internal inconsistencies though: On p.22 Archie is quoted a rate of $32,932 for a full page ad in the NY Times and later on the same page has "a cashier's check drawn for the twenty-nine-grand-plus" (p [...]

    9. Will Pfister on said:

      I read 'Archie Meets Nero Wolfe' by this author some time ago. It was an OK novel but not at all Wolfian. This book has an altogether different problem. It is a lousy crime. Overall it captures the essence of Wolfe with a few exceptions, as when Archie refers to a woman as a hooker, which he would never do. It is altogether too chatty between Archie and Nero without the pithyness, but hey Rex Stout was a genius so, to come close is an achievement. Despite this I found myself immersed in the stor [...]

    10. Mike on said:

      Standard Nero Wolfe. This is the first Nero Wolfe novel I've read that wasn't written by the series creator Rex Stout, while I've never been more than a casual reader of the original novels (hardly an expert on the subject) this addition to the series does seem to touch on all the Wolfe standards. The brownstone, the gourmet food, the orchids, the enigmatic, eccentric genius that is Nero Wolfe and the wisecracking that is a signature of Archie Goodwin.It's been sometime since I've read any of St [...]

    11. Stephen on said:

      I'll be completely honest and say that I read the first half and the last few chapters, but skimmed those in between. I wasn't really a great fan of this, although I love Nero Wolfe stories. Goldsborough's characters had similar essences to Stout's, but differed in ways that made them rather unlikeable.One piece that I struggled with was that the story was set at least after 1985 (which is when new Coke was introduced, and Archie makes a point of differentiating Classic Coke at some point) and s [...]

    12. Katharine Kimbriel on said:

      This is not Rex Stout, but in this particular book I can see echoes of the Archie and Wolfe I love. I was also charmed to find out that Goldsborough wrote his first Nero Wolfe (this is the second) because his mother, who loved the series, was deathly ill and out of Rex Stout books. So Goldsborough wrote her one.The series is very uneven, but I enjoyed this one. (I am not inspired to buy them, or re-read them--which I am doing often right now with the Rex Stout series.)

    13. Theodore Kinni on said:

      I keep saying that I'm done reading Nero Wolfe mysteries, but then I fall off the wagon. Goldsborough did a pretty good job channeling Stout in this one. I did find one error, tho: in this book, Goldsborough says that Saul Panzer met Wolfe after Archie met Wolfe; in his new prequel, it's the opposite - Saul knew Nero first. You know you've read too many books in a series when you start pointing out this kind of stuff.

    14. JZ on said:

      I wasn't looking forward to someone else besides Rex Stout writing about Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe, but I must admit, I enjoyed this one. This is due, in no small part, to his references to Rupert Murdoch and his sensationalism of the news and declining standards of journalistic integrity and substance. The parallels between that megalomaniac and the baddy of the book, Ian MacLaren are too obvious to ignore, and very engaging. A good read.

    15. Chi Dubinski on said:

      Ian MacLaren, a Rupert Murdoch-like media mogul, is scheming to buy the New York Gazette. Nero Wolfe objects to the possibility of a respected newspaper turning into a scandal sheet, and takes out a full page ad voicing his objecting. Shortly after, someone associated with the paper is found dead. Archie gathers suspects, and they meet at Wolfe's brownstone for a showdown. The author carries on where Rex Stout left off.

    16. Tim Wilkinson on said:

      A good story. Goldsborough captures Archie's voice pretty well. I found it a little hard to get used to Archie and Nero in the eighties but they stay true to character and I got used to it towards the end. I think that if I had started the Goldsborough books after reading the Stout books in order it would be a little easier to take in.

    17. Linda Smatzny on said:

      This is the second book featuring Nero Wolfe written by Robert Goldsborough. The case is the death of the principal owner of the Gazette, the paper that Wolfe always gives his story to. At the start of the case, Nero has no client but goes ahead anyway. The story was short with little time between the death and the reveal of the guilty party. The book was a quick and easy read.

    18. James Saunders on said:

      Death on DeadlineAn excellent book. Not a Rex Stout clone, however, it is able to stand on its own. There are a lot of similarities but there are some substantial differences. Most of the differences are in the phrasing. It is the closest that anyone is going to get. I did enjoy the book and recommend it.

    19. Alice Segura on said:

      Newspapers and family bad mixDid Harriet (sp) commit subside? Why is the family so fractious about keeping the gazette privately owned? Why is Nero convinced it was murder? Archie can't believe that Nero is on the hunt even though he has no client. Once he gathers everyone and reveals the killer you will wonder how you missed it. Worthy read!

    20. Harry Addington on said:

      Love the resurrected Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin mystery series. This one centers on the Gazette where Lou Cohen works. Starts off with no client, no fee and no murder but Wolfe is investigating as he considers the newspaper a friend. Soon there is a murder, a client snd a fee.

    21. Jon McClintock on said:

      Authentic as one can expect Experts on Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe may disagree, but this post-Stout entry was very easy to get comfortable with. The updating wasn't half the shock to my system as I'd feared, and it's a good yarn. Worthy.

    22. Jason on said:

      I'm not big on mystery books, but I liked this one mostly for the character "Nero Wolfe". He's a genius who enjoys taking care of his plants and insists on drinking a beer while meeting new clients. "Would you like something to drink? I'll be having beer." I liked him immediately.

    23. Pat on said:

      A sad attempt to emulate a good seriesI wanted to like this book. I wanted more of Nero Wolfe and Archie. This was not the place to look. They are not as Rex Stout created them. Plus, I knew who the murder was after just a couple of chapters. Don't bother with this one.

    24. Carolyn on said:

      Disappointing after I enjoyed the first one so much. Archie came off as cheap and brash and not too smart which really ruined the whole book despite the good plot premise, b/c Archie's voice is the soul of the series.

    25. Stephen Campbell on said:

      This book is not a Rex Stout Nero Wolfe but I'm glad to have read it. It's always a pleasure to visit with Archie and Nero, regardless of the writer.

    26. Cutty on said:

      I haven't read the original Rex Stout books but was a huge fan of the TV show with Timothy Hutton. Reading this book brought the characters back to life for me! On to the next one!

    27. Melissa on said:

      Forgettable. I just don't think Nero and Archie translate well to the late 20th century.

    28. Blake Adamson on said:

      a first class mystery; Goldsborough seems to have writing Archie and Wolfe down.

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