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The Bloodied Ivy | [Robert Goldsborough]

The Bloodied Ivy

A conservative academic, so far to the right that he thought Ronald Reagan was a pinko, Hale Markham rules Prescott University like an intellectual tyrant - right up until the morning he is found dead at the bottom of one of Prescott’s famously beautiful ravines. Every liberal on campus hated the crotchety old crank, but which one is responsible for giving Markham his final push to the right?
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When a great thinker takes a nasty tumble, Wolfe goes back to school.

A conservative academic, so far to the right that he thought Ronald Reagan was a pinko, Hale Markham rules Prescott University like an intellectual tyrant - right up until the morning he is found dead at the bottom of one of Prescott’s famously beautiful ravines. Every liberal on campus hated the crotchety old crank, but which one is responsible for giving Markham his final push to the right? 

The case so intrigues the incomparable, reclusive master detective Nero Wolfe that  he takes the unusual step of leaving the confines of his home. With man of action Archie Goodwin at his side, Wolfe examines jealous professors, a fanatical assistant, and a university president with an ego that - like the school itself - will not stop growing. Though they are far from the city, Wolfe and Goodwin will find that no back alley is as dangerous as the shadowy corridors of the Ivy League.

©1988 Robert Goldsborough (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Kathi 02-25-14
    Kathi 02-25-14 Member Since 2010

    Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.

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    "Not up to quality of other books in this series"

    I have truly enjoyed the other books I've read by Robert Goldsborough, who has brought the old Nero Wolfe series back to life again. But this left me wondering if he just had an off effort here. Moderately interesting in most places, the ending could have been far better. However, the narration is quite good, and that saved the book for me.

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    "It isn't Stout...But it's pretty close!"
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    Rex Stout fans will be happy with the familiar characters, the familiar (and in this case, unfamiliar) settings, and all of the "Wolfeisms". Goldsborough does a great job of "feeding our hunger" for Nero. Like I said above, it isn't Stout, but it's pretty close!

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    Linda 05-28-15
    Linda 05-28-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Nero Wolfe is Unique"

    As I listened to this book I wondered if any present day author would create a character such as Nero Wolfe. He's self indulgent, cranky, demanding, extremely overweight and brilliant. The series was first written by Rex Stout. Robert Goldsborough has, in my opinion, done an excellent job on his Nero Wolfe books.

    The book is populated with many interesting characters. The mystery was a bit of a disappointment. Even so, the story held my interest.. I

    I'll listen to more Nero Wolf stories by Robert Goldsborough.

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    loved it the narrator makes me laugh I'm ready to continue on to Archie shut up!

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