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  • Robert Goldsborough continues Nero Wolfe legacy with 'Archie in the Crosshairs'

    Robert Goldsborough continues Nero Wolfe legacy with 'Archie in the Crosshairs'
    Last year marked the 80th anniversary of "Fer-de-Lance," the late Rex Stout's mystery that introduced Nero Wolfe, corpulent gourmand, orchid breeder and New York brownstone-dwelling detective. Stout wrote more than 70 Nero Wolfe novels and novellas before his death in 1975. When he died, one of his most devoted readers lamented to her son that there would be no more Nero Wolfe stories.
  • Write about language, do you?

    Some facts of life: Item: If, identifying yourself as a copy editor, you publish articles about language (or anything else), there are people who will pounce gleefully on every lapse and typographical error.* Some will then use the lapse to ignore the...

    Peevers never prosper

    Over a span of forty-one years, from Fer-de-Lance in 1934 to A Family Affair in 1975, Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe displayed himself as a purist about language as well as a detective of prodigious girth and and gifts. You may recall that in the opening pages...

    Nero Wolfe, found in New York

    Last week, Jacket Copy looked at a various projects focused on authors' homes. Today, we bring you something slightly different -- the real-life home of a fictional character. When I was in New York for the Book Expo publishing conference,...

    R.I.P. Maury Chaykin

    Actor Maury Chaykin died Tuesday, his 61st birthday, in Toronto. The veteran character, who had dual citizenship in Canada and the U.S., appeared in "Dances with Wolves," "The Sweet Hereafter," "Blindness," "A Life Less Ordinary" and many other films. He....