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Murder in the Ball Park
by Robert Goldsborough


Overview - 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 just winding down when Panzer spies a notable in the box seats: state senator Orson Milbank, a silver-haired scoundrel with enemies in every corner of upstate New York.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 just winding down when Panzer spies a notable in the box seats: state senator Orson Milbank, a silver-haired scoundrel with enemies in every corner of upstate New York. In the fourth inning, a monstrous line drive brings every fan in the grandstand to his feet-every fan save for one silver-haired senator, who has been shot dead by a sniper in the upper deck. Archie's employer-the rotund genius Nero Wolfe-has no interest in investigating the stadium slaying, but Archie is swayed by the senator's suspiciously lovely widow. Her husband was mired hip-deep in corruption, and sorting out who killed him will be a task far less pleasant than an afternoon at the ball park. "Devotees of the late Rex Stout's bestsellers will be pleasantly surprised." -Publishers Weekly "Robert Goldsborough brings Nero Wolfe, late of Rex Stout, gloriously back to life." -Chicago "Mr. Goldsborough has all of the late writer's stylistic mannerisms down pat." -The New York Times Robert Goldsborough (b. 1937) is an American author best known for continuing Rex Stout's famous Nero Wolfe series. Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University, and upon graduation went to work for the Associated Press, beginning a lifelong career in journalism that would include long periods at the Chicago Tribune and Advertising Age. While at the Tribune, Goldsborough began writing mysteries in the voice of Rex Stout, the creator of iconic sleuths Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. Goldsborough's first novel starring Wolfe, Murder in E Minor (1986), was met with acclaim both from critics and devoted fans, winning a Nero Award from the Wolfe Pack. Seven more novels followed, including Death on Deadline (1987) and Fade to Black (1990). In 2005, Goldsborough published Three Strikes You're Dead, the first in an original series starring Chicago Tribune reporter Snap Malek. His most recent novel is Murder in the Ball Park (2014).

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781480445659
  • ISBN-10: 1480445657
  • Publisher: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 228
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.28 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.56 pounds

Series: Nero Wolfe Mysteries (Paperback)

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-11-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

At the start of Goldsborough’s superb ninth Nero Wolfe mystery (after 2013’s Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel), Archie Goodwin, Wolfe’s leg man, is on hand when a sniper takes out New York state senator Orson Milbank at a Dodgers-Giants game at the Polo Grounds in post-WWII Manhattan. The politician had ruffled some feathers with his shifting position on an upstate parkway, including those of a mob boss and of naturalists concerned about the project’s environmental impact. Milbank’s widow, former Hollywood actress Elise DuVal, makes Wolfe an offer he cannot refuse to solve the case after the NYPD fails to make any meaningful progress. The investigation follows the usual dynamic of Rex Stout’s originals, with Archie dutifully reporting back to the sedentary genius before a gathering of the suspects in Wolfe’s West 35th Street brownstone for the satisfying denouement. Agent: Erik Simon, Martha Kaplan Agency. (Jan.)

 
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