Books by Robert Goldsborough

THE BATTERED BADGE by Robert Goldsborough
Released: April 17, 2018

"As usual, the characters are forgettable, the mystery perfunctory, and the solution unremarkable. But Goldsborough works a nifty change on the climactic gathering of suspects for the big reveal that's worth the price of admission all on its own."
Nero Wolfe goes to work on behalf of the most unlikely person ever: Inspector Lionel T. Cramer, head of NYPD Homicide. Read full book review >
MURDER, STAGE LEFT by Robert Goldsborough
Released: March 7, 2017

"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.). Read full book review >
STOP THE PRESSES! by Robert Goldsborough
Released: Dec. 14, 2015

"The suspects are too little differentiated to enliven the by-the-numbers parade of stratagems and dialogues on offer."
In this 11th Nero Wolfe pastiche, Goldsborough (Archie in the Crosshairs, 2015, etc.) introduces a supremely unlikable newspaper columnist who fears for his life, with very good reason indeed.Read full book review >
MURDER IN THE BALL PARK by Robert Goldsborough
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Strictly for fans who miss Wolfe and his crowd so much they don't care how the characters sound."
Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin return, after a fashion, to identify the person who shot an embattled New York state senator at the Polo Grounds. Read full book review >
THE MISSING CHAPTER by Robert Goldsborough
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

"The missing chapter, though, matters less than the missing author: Rex Stout."
Good news for everybody who's railed against Goldsborough's pallid Nero Wolfe pastiches (Silver Spire, 1992, etc.): this time Wolfe is investigating the death of a continuator of a venerable detective series. Read full book review >
SILVER SPIRE by Robert Goldsborough
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Otherwise: a very poor plot indeed- -not much happens, what does is clichÇd."
Goldsborough's sixth Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin caper (Fade to Black, 1990, etc.) begins with Lloyd Morgan, senior financial functionary at Staten Island's Tabernacle of Silver Spire, consulting the duo about ominous, anonymous letters that have been sent to charismatic televangelist Barnabas Bay. Read full book review >