Saturday, October 26, 2013

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough

A young man named Archie Goodwin from Chilicothe, Ohio goes to New York and gets a job working security on the piers and he shoots two men who are trying to steal from a docked ship, they shot first but his boss still fire him. Del Bascom as a private detective. They work a few small jobs, but then they get a call Nero Wolfe to help work on a kidnapping. After the case is over Nero Wolfe asks Archie to work for him as his assistant thus is the beginning of Archie and Nero Wolfe. I love Nero Wolfe and Archie , I watched the shows on television and now own the whole series on DVD. I am so glad Mr. Goldsborough kept it so close to the Rex Stout storylines and characters, this is a must read for all Nero Wolfe fans. Thanks to Net Galley and Mysterious Press.

The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler by William L Shirer

Adolf Hitler was a dangerous megalomaniac, from the time of his youth he was violent and argumentative with his father.His book Mein Kampf was a blue print of what was to happen but no one took notice. As the years past he took massive amounts of medication for his nervous tensions that eventually led to his downfall and death. This author has heard speeches made by Hitler's and more info from secret documents that were found. I enjoyed reading about more of Hitler's life.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Naked One More by Elizabeth Peters

Jacqueline Kirby is a writer who is chosen to write a sequel to a book by Kathleen Darcy who disappeared seven years earlier. But as she was researching and interviewing Kathleen's family and friends she got it into her head that Kathleen was not really dead,so Jacqueline begins then turns into a sleuth rather than an author. As she investigates the same accidents that happened to Kathleen begin to happen to her. Jacqueline is a likable ,little eccentric and slightly rude but persistent. If you want to know more please read this wonderfully written book with great characters and a fine storyline. Thanks again to Net Gally and Grand Central Publishing.