Book List:22 titles

  • An art hoarder’s suspicious death paints a nasty picture for Nero Wolfe. No matter how fabulously he’s being courted, infamously dour “art hog” Arthur Wordell isn’t keen on favoring the new Guggenheim Museum with his extensive collection. E...


  • A shake-up in the NYPD homicide squad following a high-profile murder is bad for business for private investigator Nero Wolfe. When wealthy and popular crusader and reformer Lester Pierce is gunned down in front of his Park Avenue residence, the ...


  • Chicago Tribune police reporter Steve "Snap" Malek is one of the newspaper's best feature writers, and now it looks like one of his well-crafted feature stories might come back to bite him. Malek had, at one time, turned out a laudatory piece about t...


  • It’s curtains for a famous Broadway director, and private investigator Nero Wolfe is on the case -- but his assistant, Archie Goodwin, is a suspect. When a renowned theater director senses something amiss during his latest production, he calls i...


  • Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin are tasked with protecting the most hated columnist in New York City There are few people Nero Wolfe respects, and Lon Cohen of the New York Gazette is one of them. So when Cohen asks for a favor, the famously brillia...


  • When Archie Goodwin’s life is threatened, Wolfe must find the gunman or lose his right-hand man Archie Goodwin is chipper as he strolls home from his weekly poker game, money in his pocket and a smile on his lips. He has just reached Nero Wolfe...


  • Wolfe earns a big league call-up after a senator gets taken out at the ball game Archie Goodwin and Saul Panzer have ventured into the wilds of northern Manhattan to watch the Giants take on the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds. The national anthem is ...


  • To become part of the Nero Wolfe legend, Archie Goodwin must prove his worth Archie Goodwin comes to New York City hoping for a bit of excitement. In his third week working as a night watchman, he stops two burglars in their tracks -- with a pair ...






  • It's the summer of 1949 and Steve "Snap" Malek has been assigned by his editors to cover the Chicago Railroad Fair. For three months this sprawling and lavish event will draw visitors to the showcase on the city's beautiful Lakefront. Malek, used to ...


  • Autumn 1948 the final tense days of the Presidential campaign between incumbent Harry S Truman and Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey. As Truman prepares for a visit to Chicago, Tribune police reporter Steve Snap Malek is warned of a plan by an an...


  • 1946, the first post-World War II year, finds Tribune police reporter Snap Malek hip deep in a murder case. Someone has stabbed his cousin's British war bride to death in their Bohemian neighborhood home in Pilsen. As the prime suspect, the meek and ...


  • 2006, original trade paperback edition, Echelon Press, Laurel, MD. 235 pages. 2nd Snap Malek mystery novel. This author has one of the great stories in publishing history. As a boy, he read all the Rex Stout novels, all 70+ of them. His mom said, the...


  • In the mob-ridden Chicago of 1938, a reform candidate for mayor is gunned down, and Steve Malek, a police reporter for The Tribune, senses the story of a lifetime. Incurring his editors' anger, he ranges far beyond his beat, plunging headlong into a ...


  • Robert Goldsborough returns with his seventh stunning Nero Wolfe novel. Follow along into Wolfe's famed West Thirty-fifth Street brownstone, where the corpulent orchid-tending genius devours meals, books, and murderers with a passion - and where this...


  • The Reverend Barnabas Bay, world-famous televangelist, has been receiving bad tidings from the Good Book: a series of threatening notes lifted from Bible verses and placed in the collection plate on six consecutive Sundays. Nero Wolfe refuses to take...


  • Whether it's a case of soda or a case if industrial espionage, soft drinks have never been Nero Wolfe's cup of tea. So only with great reluctance - and considerable prodding from Archie Goodwin - does the legendary sleuth agree to investigate the app...


  • Playboy Sparky Linville has a nasty notion of fun and games. But when he picks popular Noreen James as his unwilling playmate, the result is murder - and a case that rocks Manhattan's trendy Upper East Side and divides the family of Lily Rowan, Noree...


  • He was a man a lot of people hated, even in death. He was Hale Markham, a professor at an upstate New York College, a man infamous for his poisonous jealousy, backstabbing, and character assassination. His death is graded accidental. As Archie pokes ...


  • The first corpse is slated to be a newspaper. If Ian MacLaren, sleazy king of Britain's scandal sheets, succeeds in taking over the Gazette, this respectable publication will die. Archie Goodwin is astonished when Nero Wolfe decides to stop him. But ...


  • When a maestro is murdered, Archie is flabbergasted when the gargantuan gourmet detective lifts himself out of retirement, amid a juicy public scandal, Wolfe and Archie feast on suspects yet starved for facts, until the scanty clues finally arrange t...