"Grade A for franchise allusions, B-minus for dialogue, C for backstage atmosphere, and F for plotting, since Goldsborough relies on the same relentlessly unvaried Q-and-A that gave golden-age mysteries such a bad name. As the new homicide cop says: 'This has been one colossal waste of time.'"
Archie Goodwin goes undercover, unconvincingly and unsuccessfully, in Goldsborough's 12th Nero Wolfe pastiche (Stop the Presses!
, 2015, etc.).
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