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Spring Orchid Show
NY Botanical Gardens, The Bronx
Saturday, April 12, 2014
You can purchase your tickets online at or when you arrive.  Meet the group at 11:00 AM at the front of the Orchid Show Exhibit. Look for Wolfe Pack members in Wolfe Pack Sweat Shirts/Tees.

Following the exhibit, we will walk about 1 mile (bus also available) to Arthur Avenue/Belmont Avenue section for a scrumptious Italian lunch.

So that we know to look for you, please make contact with us at  See the NY Botanical Garden’s web site ( for transportation directions, hours, ticket purchase, etc.
Rex Stout Selected for Induction to
New York State Writers Hall of Fame

Induction Ceremony & Dinner:
June 3, 2014
Princeton Club, New York City
The Wolfe Pack will attend, as will some of Mr. Stout's immediate family. Check back for details regarding ticket prices and how to purchase.

June 6, 2014 Event

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Opening Night of the Performance of
The Park Square Theatre

7:30 PM
20 W. 7th Place St. Paul, MN 55102
Directed by Peter Moore
Adapted by Joseph Goodrich

The Wolfe Pack will attend opening night as a group.

Alternate Event Date: June 29
Since some members may have a scheduling conflict on June 6 or cannot conveniently attend on a Friday night, the Wolfe Pack will also have a presence at The Red Box performance on Sunday afternoon, June 29.

Click here to for details regarding theatre and hotel reservations/group rates as well as planned Wolfe Pack activities.

Upcoming Book Discussions in NYC, Baltimore, Acton, MA, and Bloomfield (near Hartford), CT:
Wolfe Pack Research Expedition
to the Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential Library and Museum
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Hyde Park, NY

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Don't miss Michael Bishop's updated Libra Pictura, an illustrated reference to the orchids of Nero Wolfe.

Photos and all the news from the 2013 The Black Orchid Banquet are now online!

See the Fall Issue (#131) of MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE features "Wolfe Pack" Crossword by Verna Suit (available at newsstands and by online subscription)

Check out the new EVENTS CALENDAR listing upcoming events and book discussions around the country.
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Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Literary Awards
The Nero Award Winner:  Dead Anyway by Chris Knopf

The Black Orchid Novella Award Winner:  "The Discarded Spouse" by Susan Thibadeau

Murder in the Ball Park

Released January, 2014: Murder in the Ball Park by Robert Goldsborough
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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 meet Nero Wolfe

Released in 2012
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe: A Prequel to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe Mysteries
by Robert Goldsborough
Nominated for the 2013 Shamus Award!

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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 of hot lead slugs. Dismissed from his job for being "trigger-happy," he parlays his newfound notoriety into a job as a detective's assistant, helping honest sleuth Del Bascom solve cases like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche Art Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes Burglary. But it's the kidnapping of Tommie Williamson, the son of a New York hotel magnate, that introduces Goodwin to the man who will change his life.

Young Tommie has gone missing, and only one detective is built for the job: Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth Street. Together they will form one of the most unlikely crime fighting duos in history—but first Goodwin must find Tommie Williamson, and prove to Wolfe that he deserves a place by his side.

Don't miss this highly acclaimed addition to the Wolfe saga. Order now from Amazon.

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McAleer Fatal Deeds The Ninth Man-Brad Crowthers Dolled Up for Murder
Fatal Deeds, featuring Korean War vet, Augustus M. Churchill, a PI in Concord, MA, is a suspense novel, laced with history, romance, local color, and humor. Best-selling author Andrew McAleer spins a genuine mystery - reminiscent in plot and character of the best of the Golden Age of Mystery. Visit his web page
Award-winner Bruce DeSilva says 2010 Black Orchid Award winner Brad Crowther’s debut novel is “… distinguished by pitch-perfect dialogue, a suspenseful plot, and a superb cast of characters ...” Advance copies of The Ninth Man are available at
Lethal Treasures is Jane Cleland's eighth in the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series. From Romantic Times: "Cleland's in-depth research makes it outstanding. Her characters go beyond stereotypes or repeats of what you've seen in earlier books. The mystery is strong and the setting, both in antiques and the locale, is well done."
Papers of Sherlock Holmes Green Eyed Lady
Meet Octavius Bear, a 9 foot, 1400 pound Kodiak and his sidekick, Maury Meerkat. A daring jewel “theft” in a Chicago museum leads to a mass assassination attempt of the world’s greatest genetic geniuses. Octavius and his team battle his foes, Imperius Drake, Bigg Baboon and the glamorous, unpredictable Chita. Octavius rescues his love interest, Bearoness Belinda Béarnaise Bruin (nee Black) as he foils Imperius’ dastardly plots in this all-animal story. Visit Harry DeMaio's website. David Marcum's The Papers of Sherlock Holmes (Vol. I & II) contains nine new Sherlock Holmes stories, and Vol. II (shown here) has valuable information regarding Nero Wolfe as a boy and young adult, beginning when he is eleven years old in 1903.
Jack MacTaggart returns in this rollicking sequel to the Shamus, Rocky, and Audie-nominated Hush Money. Visit his web page.
Jane Haddam Blood in the Water Mysterious Ways Reduced Circumstances
Jane Haddam is the author of the Gregor Demarkian Series.
From the pen of New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole, comes Mysterious Ways, the first novel in a mystery series featuring occultist Merlin Bloodstone and his skeptical assistant. Highly reminiscent of the Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout....
Vincent O'Neil's latest mystery features playwright Jack Glynn in a new mystery theater-themed series.
Matthew & Prison of Souls Dying Hand to Mouth The Spies from Princeton
Matthew Livingston is the teenage detective created by Marco Conelli in The Prison of Souls. Visit Marco's site.

Also take a peek at his great Nero Wolfe Corpus Ornament Collection.
Michael Hogan's new e-book, DYING HAND TO MOUTH. When billionaire philanthropist Theodore Pennington is poisoned at a benefit in his honor, it's up to detective Peyton Knowles and his assistant Charlie Lowman to sift through the clues, and, in the process, pull some skeletons from the closets of the Washington power elite! Guy K. Stewart's new Kindle
e-book, The Spies from Princeton, is not your run-of-the-mill, spy-shoot-em-up. Instead, Mr. Stewart's approach is more deliciously insidious. Like le Carré's Spy Who Came in from the Cold, his is a short, taut, focused tale - where amoral deceit and the stunning triple-cross are again the themes.
  Archie Goodwin Files Nero Wolfe Files
Marvin Kaye has edited a number of anthologies. The above two tributes, anthologies of the best of The Wolfe Pack's Gazette articles, and Marvin's other books can be viewed at the Wildside Press web site.
Beyond the Bridge The Serial Lover Rosewood's Ashes
Dermot Sparhawk, a former all-American football star at Boston College, returns in Beyond the Bridge, a prequel to Tom MacDonald's award-winning debut novel, The Charlestown Connection.
Amanda Matetsky is the author of the Annie March and Paige Turner mysteries. Stop by Amanda's site to read all about 'em:
Ailleen Schumacher writes the Tory Travers /David Alverez series. Read more about Ailleen and her books on her web site.
Other than Mystery Genre
Surviving without a Secretary Carrying On
Translation by member Stephen Pearl
of the Russian classic by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov. Awarded the AATSEEL (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages) Prize for the best book translation of 2008.
The Gazette editor, Jean Quinn (aka Lon Cohen) penned this book in the "Crisp Fifty-Minute Series."
Carrying On: A Somewhat Geriatric Love Affair
by member Emily Mikulewicz

A&E's Series A Nero Wolfe Mystery

brownstone Click the open door
In In the Best Families, when Mr. Wolfe left the brownstone he left the door open to show everyone that he had left and the brownstone was empty. We are leaving the door open in the picture to express our empty feeling at the A&E Network's cancellation of A Nero Wolfe Mystery series.
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