Tuesday, December 6, 2011

William Shatner as Archie Goodwin?, March 14, 1959


from New York Times, March 14, 1959.

"William Shatner has been signed to star with Kurt Kasznar in a pilot film that may be the basis for a 'Nero Wolfe' television series."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Champagne for One" Reviewed by Anthony Boucher, January 4, 1959


From "Criminals at Large," by Anthony Boucher, New York Times, January 4, 1959.

"Archie Goodwin happens to attend a dinner party for unwed mothers, at which an 'impossible' champagne-poisoning furnishes Nero Wolfe with 'a devil of a problem, with monstrous difficulties in an disagreeable context.'"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Champagne for One" Display Advertisement November 30, 1958



Display advertisement from New York Times, November 30, 1958.

"At a party for unwed mothers, Archie meets a murderer and Nero discovers his identity. The new Nero Wolfe mystery novel."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mystery Guild Display Advertisement, October 5, 1958.


Display advertisement, New York Times, October 5, 1958.

"In Before I Die, you meet a man who died for a pork chop."

Monday, October 10, 2011

"And Four To Go" Reviewed by Anthony Boucher, July 13, 1958


From "Criminals at Large," by Anthony Boucher, New York Times, July 13, 1958.

"Oddly, each is a case in which Wolfe is not hired by a client, but trapped by circumstance; however, his astute professionalism (and Mr. Stout's) is as evident as ever in these highly satisfactory novelties."

Friday, October 7, 2011

"Reprint Department,"All Aces," April 22, 1958


From "Criminals at Large," by Anthony Boucher, New York Times, April 22, 1958.

"[I]n all, a quarter of a million of Archie Goodwin's choicest words, and grand value."

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rex Stout Testifies, March 20, 1958


From "Freedom of Arts Held Threatened," New York Times, March 20, 1958.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

"If Death Ever Slept" Reviewed by Anthony Boucher, November 3, 1957



From "Criminals at Large," by Anthony Boucher, New York Times, November 3, 1957.

"Fair warning: Don't waste time (as I did) poring over the seven pages of fine-print timetables that are supposed to contain the key to the solution. They don't."

Friday, September 30, 2011

"Reprint Dept." July 21, 1957


From "Criminals at Large," by Anthony Boucher, New York Times, July 21, 1957.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Might As Well Be Dead" Reviewed by Anthony Boucher, November 25, 1956



From "Criminals at Large," by Anthony Boucher, New York Times, November 25, 1956.

"Readers who have followed this outsized private eye in his long career will welcome his latest exploit, even though the telling is a bit under par."