Wolfe Studies: Essays and Critical Reviews by Anthony E. Shaw is an uncompromising, no-holds-barred critical look at various portrayals of and approaches to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin, and company, from films of the 1930 to television in the twenty-first century.


Neronian amateur sleuth Sebastian McCabe encounters mamurder at a mystery con. The unusual modus operandi causes Mac to recall at length some of the extraordinary murder methods in the Corpus. Visit Dan's site: www.danandriacco.com


Small-town boy Jerry Callahan is Newt Gingrich’s ghost writer, tasked with writing the mother of all tell-all Washington novels, The City and Its Masters. avanneman.tumblr.com
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African-American classical musician, Gethsemane Brown, housesits a cottage with something extra—the ghost of its murdered owner. She agrees to clear his name so he can rest in peace but will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance? Visit Alexia's site: http://alexiagordon.net

Serendipity The world as we know it and our places in it would be radically different were it not for the role accidents, chance and pure luck have played throughout history. Each chapter of Seredipity sets a pivotal event in its historical context and raises the question of how chance may have changed our world on both a global and personal level in this fascinating mix of significant events and pop culture. Visit Thomas J. Thorson's site at serendipity-book.com.

Extreme competition in the Biotech Drug Discovery and Internet Drug Sales worlds brings out the best and the worst in altruistic and ambitious men. The scientists, physicians, and businessmen in this suspenseful story stretch and break the bounds of morality as they chase their dreams in the disparate locations of New Jersey, Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysian Borneo. Their actions and motives are dominated by Campanilismo – the Italian idea that everything important in life occurs in the area from which you can see the bell tower of your town. "Campanilismo" by William O'Neill Curatolo

Oblomov by Stephen PearlStephen Pearl has something to say. Well, actually he has a couple of hundred somethings to say. In What's in a Name?, this Oxofrd-educated Brit presents his many observations of the English Language in particular and human language in general.... With equal parts humor and profundity, What's in a Name? is the perfect book for anyone who likes to laugh while thinking.

Book of Spies Gayle Lynds' The Book of Spies was a Nero Finalist. A former museum curator and a retired military spy must find the long-lost Library of Gold, whose last known owner was Ivan the Terrible. Please visit Gayle at www.GayleLynds.com

Dolled Up for MurderJosie is determined to find her recently discovered and now missing, distant relative, Ian, and 2 missing miniature portraits he gave his daughter. She uses her knowledge of antiques to track the miniatures. In doing so, she learns the true meaning of Christmas-and the true meaning of family. Jane Cleland's Ornaments of Death is another masterful addition to the Josie Prescott series.

Archie Goodwin FilesMarvin Kaye has edited a number of anthologies. These two tributes, The Nero Wolfe Files and The Archie Goodwin Files are anthologies of the best of The Wolfe Pack's Gazette articles. They can be purchased on Amazon.

The Whole She-BangJanet Costello compiled this collection of 24 stories by members of Sisters in Crime Canada. Some are set in far flung locations, but most of them are set in Canada from Vancouver Island to the Arctic, Ontario to Alberta! They include settings and themes that are 100% current while others are drawn from the pages of history. They are traditional and noir, serious and funny, and they will keep you turning the pages.

Surviving without a Secretary Gazette editor, Jean Quinn (aka Lon Cohen), penned this book in the "Crisp Fifty-Minute Series."



As the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock festival nears, Woodstock 1969 stands out for its singular voice. Photojournalist Jason Lauré followed his unerring instinct for being in the right place at the crucial moment. He and coauthor Ettagale Blauer trace the historic events that preceded the festival and then envelop the reader with photographs of the headliner rock stars that performed during the landmark three-day concert including the Who, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, and Santana.

This long-awaited collection brings together 16 pastiches and parodies of and tributes to the legendary Ellery Queen, presented with the approval of the Dannay and Lee estates. Visit his site: www.joshpachter.com


Why did rock-protest guitarist Dan Quasi vanish after his partner’s brutal murder? And why pick a goodwill trip to Paris for his long-awaited comeback? Boston journalist Cory Goodwin steps into her NY private-eye father’s shoes to uncover the truth in Another Number for the Road: a Cory Goodwin Mystery. Find this series and more at http://cjverburg.net

Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot by Jane Cleland. Suspense is one of the most powerful tools a writer has for captivating readers--but it isn't just for thrillers. From mainstream fiction to memoir, suspense creates the emotional tension that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot is your hands-on guide to weaving suspense into your narrative. Award-winning author Jane K. Cleland teaches you how to navigate genre conventions, write for your audience, and build gripping tension to craft an irresistible page-turner -- while featuring Nero Wolfe Stores as examples of excellence!

Cry for HelpThe Bronx is burning again! Retired NYPD detective Caleb Alden must step back into the field to help his friend Sergeant James Paul McCormack find a serial killer who is decorating New York with dead naked women. Visit Marco's site.

Also take a peek at his great Nero Wolfe Corpus Ornament Collection.

Bottle to the DeathA Bottle to the Death is the second novel in the Peyton Knowles detective series. When the owner of Joplin's Saloon is found bludgeoned in the storeroom, all clues point toward Joey Hudson, the bar manager. But when Joey's friend Charlie Lowman involves Peyton Knowles in the case, it's not long before things are not quite what they seem. For more information see Michael Hogan's facebook page.

The Spies from PrincetonIn Guy K. Stewart's A Glassful of Lies, Stone and his two assistants. Lucas Carlyle and Stacia Clarke, are asked to investigate the death of a patron in a fashionable Miami restaurant, Le Moal, Stone's favorite and owned by Alberto Blucher, an old client and charming maitre d', and Walters Schmidt, his partner, the sommelier, an oily pretentious sort.

Julius Katz CollectionA brilliant, eccentric detective who loves food with an assistant named Archie. Sound familiar? It should, and it's obviously intentional. There are other similarities to Rex Stout's Nero Wolf series in these stories, including a masterful writing style. For more information visit David's web site.

Beyond the BridgeDermot 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.

The Serial LoverAmanda Matetsky is the author of the Annie March and Paige Turner mysteries. Stop by Amanda's site to read all about 'em.

Rosewood's AshesAilleen Schumacher writes the Tory Travers /David Alverez series. Read more about Ailleen and her books on her web site.

Green Eyed LadyThe year is 1936. Charles "Lucky" Luciano is the most powerful gangster in America. Thomas E. Dewey is an ambitious young prosecutor hired to bring him down, and Cokey Flo Brown--grifter, heroin addict, and sometimes prostitute--is the witness who claims she can do it. Visit Chuck's site.

"Roman Richards reinvents the contemporary hardboiled gumshoe in the Randy Hooker Series. In The Hidden Country, Georgetown tavern owner Randy Hooker works for a mysterious organization known only as the Agency. His newest case sends him to Belize on a search and rescue for a famous actress. The case quickly morphs into a horrifying affair with Randy taking on a conspiracy to overthrow the government—and his employers may be involved." Buy it on Kindle.

When amateur sleuth and antiques expert Josie Prescott is called in to appraise a Japanese woodblock print and vintage guitar for her friend Mo, she’s thrilled―until Mo is murdered.

"As fascinating as its predecessors with plenty of details that capture the excitement of the hunt… engaging and sympathetic characters bring warmth." -Library Journal STARRED review

HellmouthWhat’s the worst thing that can happen to a happily married woman? Thinking your husband’s cheating? Suspecting he’s killed his lover? Wondering if you’re next? Welcome to hell. To learn more, stop by Meredith's site.

Papers of Sherlock HolmesDavid 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. Click here for more information or to order:

Fatal DeedsFatal 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 .

Dying Hand to MouthMichael 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!

For Fear of Elective King Read the rich account of a young nation's controversy and its meanings in Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon's For Fear of an Elective King.
Within weeks of the establishment of the new federal government based on the U.S. Constitution, the Senate and House of Representatives fell into dispute regarding how to address the president. Visit Kata's site!

The Ninth Man-Brad CrowthersAward-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. Visit Brad's site.


Carrying OnCarrying On: A Somewhat Geriatric Love Affair
by member Emily Mikulewicz.

Vincent O'NeillVincent O'Neil's latest mystery features playwright Jack Glynn in a new mystery theater-themed series. Visit Vincent's site.

Octavious Bear A daring jewel “theft” in a Chicago museum leads to a mass assassination attempt of the world's greatest genetic geniuses. Octavius Bear, a 9 foot, 1400 pound Kodiak and his sidekick, Maury Meerkat battle his foes Visit Harry DeMaio's website.


Mysterious WaysFrom the pen of New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole, comes Mysterious Ways, featuring occultist Merlin Bloodstone and his skeptical assistant. Highly reminiscent of the Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout.