Thursday, November 15, 2012
To wrap up our weeklong Great Detectives celebration, we have saved the best for last: Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe.
The Archie and Nero Wolfe series began in the 1930s. Author Rex Stout created a crime-solving duo who earned an avid cult following that has lasted for generations. These eccentric, witty, Manhattan detectives are some of the most revered characters around. After Stout’s death in 1975, Robert Goldsborough continued the series. His first...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
When people think of a mystery novel, what most often comes to mind is a tough-talking private eye or police detective. Characters in these roles are naturally ready to investigate cases, maintain peace, and crack down on criminals. Today, as part of our weeklong celebration of the Great Detectives of literature, we would like to focus on these quintessential heroes of the mystery genre: private investigators, cops and detectives.
Although their responsibilities are similar, no two...
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