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Fade to Black (Nero Wolfe Novels by Robert Goldsborough #5)

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Wolfe investigates a sticky matter of Cola Wars espionage

For the men of Madison Avenue, the battle between soft drink giants Cherr-o-key and AmeriCherry seems heaven-sent. For years now, the firm of Mills/Lake/Ryman has fought to help Cherr-o-key become the nation’s favorite fizzy cherry soda, but each time they come up with a new slogan, mascot, or jingle, AmeriCherry has...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (first published October 1st 1990)
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Nero Wolfe series - #5 by Robert Goldsborough in his continuation of Rex Stout's 47 volume series. A formulaic mystery. Nero Wolfe reads, dines (surely, "eats" is too plebian), and tends his orchids. Archie Goodwin nags him into taking a case. Wolfe meets the clients. Archie conducts interviews and discovers a body. Archie reports to Wolfe. Inspector Cramer visits, threatens and blusters. Wolfe thinks. Wolfe calls a mass meeting at his office. Wolfe uncovers the villain.
Wolfe seldom leaves his b...more
Take two competing ad agencies advertising similar products – cherry soda of all things – toss in a little theft – one ad agency’s finding out cherry soda ad campaigns the other is doing – then let that thieving ad agency run their more or less copied cherry soda campaign before their victim can – throw in a murder – and you have all the makings of a case that leads Nero Wolfe’s wise cracking Archie Goodwin through the crazy world of advertising agencies to give all the info to that genius, Nero...more
Monica Willyard
Not as good as the original Rex Stout novels, but not too bad. Seeing Archie using a computer was pretty jarring though. I don't want that old brownstone to change.
Charles Gory
Pretty good not great. I solved the mystery very early.
Katherine Jensen
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Robert Goldsborough is an American author of mystery novels. He was born in 1937 and grew up in the Chicago area. Although he worked for 45 years for the Chicago Tribune and Advertising Age, he first came to prominence in the 1980s with the publication, with the approval of the estate of Rex Stout, of his Nero Wolfe mystery Murder in E Minor. Written privately for his mother back in 1978, shortly...more
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