Winner of the Lovey Award for Best Historical Novel
To become part of the Nero Wolfe legend, Archie Goodwin must prove his worth.
'Archie and Nero Wolfe fans rejoice! Robert Goldsborough, who so deftly and ably continued the Wolfe series a few years back, has returned to tell the story every fan wanted to hear: the origin of the Wolfe/Goodwin partnership.This book has a hardboiled sheen worthy of the period it recreates and captures Stout's recurring characters -- not just Archie and Wolfe -- with a fidelity that is damn near supernatural.And Archie's voice and Wolfe's grand demeanor are spot on. Here's hoping Goldsborough finds a dozen more untold cases as he channels the great Rex Stout.' -- Max Allan Collins, author of Bye Bye, Baby.