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The author of the book: Robert Goldsborough
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Date of issue: 1997
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It turns out Archie Goodwin's girlfriend Lily Rowan had a niece called Noreen. The latter started dating a guy who had a fairly nasty reputation despite the fact that she was supposed to be very level-headed and smart.
She was sexually assaulted by him and after a while Archie got a wind of it. Before he was able to do anything in this situation (and even our narrator himself had no plan on how to handle this) the bad guy ended up beaten to death. Noreen's brother confessed to the murder.
Everything is fine and dandy, but we cannot have a murderer among Lily's relatives, can we? Nero Wolfe to the rescue. He cracked the case, but I was not impressed by his thinking abilities this time around.
To continue my discussion I will have to rant about authors vs. fans. It is very hard to continue a series started by somebody else. If you are a good author (and Robert Goldsborough is undoubtedly one) sooner or later you will feel constraints put in place by the original creator. You feel the need to break them and you eventually will: the recurring characters begin developing and diverge from the original vision.
Now you are a hardcore fan of the original series (and I consider myself one). You will see the changes of your beloved characters and you will hate them - the changes and characters both. So a good writer will develop them further bringing the wrath of fans. A bad writer will bring the same wrath just for being bad. It is really a no-win situation.
As you might guessed already this is the first book where the departure the characters from the established cannons became impossible to ignore for me. The really do not feel like themselves and this brought the rating down by one star.
The ending was too cheese for me. Rex Stout never allowed himself to create such an easy way in. I cannot say much to avoid spoilers, but I will give you a big hint (sorry, I could not resist): whom would you make a villain if all of the characters involved relate to Lily and as I already mentioned we cannot have a murderer among her relatives? Think of the cheesiest way out of this dilemma and you will understand why I subtracted another star from the rating.
Last nitpick: Archie preached.
This was out of character and completely unexpected from him. Think about George W. Bush getting a degree in theoretical physics and you will see what I mean.
So the rating is two stars. I will read continue reading the series, but I reserve a right to DNF the next book if Archie's preaching reaches a critical point.
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Read information about the authorRobert Goldsborough is an American author of mystery novels. He was born in 1937 and grew up in the Chicago area. Although he worked for 45 years for the Chicago Tribune and Advertising Age, he first came to prominence in the 1980s with the publication, with the approval of the estate of Rex Stout, of his Nero Wolfe mystery Murder in E Minor. Written privately for his mother back in 1978, shortly after the death of Stout, creator of the Wolfe stories, the novel received a Nero Award.
Six other Nero Wolfe books followed from Goldsborough, all favorably received. However, more recently he has turned his attention to creating books with his own characters, beginning with Three Strikes You're Dead, a novel set in pre-war Chicago, and starring Steve Malek, a reporter for the Tribune.
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