Goldsborough's Nero Wolfe books continue to go farther and farther from Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books in style and plot.
In this one, Archie goes home. His Aunt nags him into coming home to solve the murder of the local bank president, which has been ruled a suicide by the local police. Apparently one of the local newspaper reporters has been digging up people who had grudges against the president, and gossip trumps facts any day.
The Aunt tells Archie who the likely suspects are, and why. Archie then goes to the reporter, who tells him why she thinks the bank president was murdered, and who she thinks are the likely suspects, and why. (Same list, and same reasons as the Aunt.) Then Archie goes back to his mother, with whom he is staying, and tells her all about it. (By now, the reader has heard the same stories three times, if you are paying attention.)
Then Archie goes to interview the suspects, and learns the same things the reporter and his Aunt told him. (4th time the reader has heard all this now.)
In between all these conversations, there is lots of padding - descriptions of meals, descriptions of the town, etc.
Archie's mother told Wolfe he needed Wolfe's help to solve the crime, and so Wolfe had Saul Panzer drive him to Ohio to assist. But, this literally could have been phoned in.
After Archie reported- meaning he gave Wolfe word - for - word narration of his interviews - Wolfe told him to round up the suspects, he had the crime solved. Thankfully for us, we didn't have to hear it all a 5th time.
I suppose if I had to describe the difference between Stout's novels and Goldsborough's novels, at least the most recent batch, I would say this it is: In Stout's writing, Archie does things. In Goldsborough's novels, Archie listens to people talk.