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To save his favorite newspaper, Nero Wolfe steps into the crossfire of a tabloid war.

Master sleuth Nero Wolfe’s small circle of friends is limited to his assistant, Archie Goodwin; his chef, Fritz; and Lon Cohen, the head man at the New York Gazette. Cohen knows more about the city’s power structure than any man in Manhattan, and for years, he happily passed Wolfe information in return for the odd exclusive scoop. But now Cohen needs Wolfe’s help, for the Gazette is ailing and the vultures have begun to circle. 

Scottish newspaper magnate Ian MacLaren plans to gut the paper and turn it into a sex-filled conservative rag. Standing in his way is the company’s chief shareholder, Gazette heir Harriet Haverhill. But when the aged Ms. Haverhill dies in an apparent suicide, no one remains to resist the Scot’s advances except Wolfe. MacLaren may be fierce, but when the cause is just, Nero Wolfe knows how to play dirty too. 

©1987 Robert Goldsborough (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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marred by political rhetoric

This was a good mystery story, marred by the gratuitous insertion of contemporary politics.

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Enjoyable, Interesting and Smart

I thought the Narrator was exceptional, the story very interesting and relative, and the story line was smart and informative.

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GREAT SERIES BUT VERY LOW VOLUME!

This is a wonderful series but this iteration was recorded with the wrong volume setting. I had to turn my phone up to maximum volume and still it was difficult to hear. Bring back the good recordings of this great series!

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The newer are good too

Always like Nero wolf.. The author tries to stick close to the original type stories and LJ Ganzer is a good reader you won’t get bored

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Another hit for Archie and Wolfe

Good twists to listen to. Fun l puzzles.😄 A very entertaining
read. I'm lovin g the interaction between Archie and Nero.




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Good; Can Be Improved

This review is a temporary place holder🎯

I will have much more to say later✅

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  • 08-06-21

"Satisfactory"

Very enjoyable.
True to classic Nero Wolfe.
However, American narrators should NOT attempt Scottish accents!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-22

Cleverly written

A bit different from what I listen too but really enjoyed this book. Very humorous at times .
Very good narration ( Scottish accent a bit weak) but I think it’s addictive to listen to these books . 😀

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-16-22

Yes, satisfactory!

I thoroughly enjoyed this. The plot was well conceived until almost the end. I agree about not faking a Scottish accent. (I am not Scottish.)