Robert Goldsborough does a very good job of capturing the sense of the characters Rex Stout created. This is one of four or five books he has written with Nero Wolfe as the main character. All the usual suspects are there besides Nero and Archie. If you enjoy the original Nero Wolfe mysteries I think you will find these by Robert Goldsborough a good addition!
Nero Wolfe is back in all his orchid growing, gourmandizing glory. in The Bloodied Ivy and two previous bestsellers, Robert Goldsborough re-creates Stout's sedentary supersleuth and his energetic aide, Archie Goodwin, so convincingly that even the most devout Stout fans are delighted.
Although it's not the 1940's or 50's anymore, Archie Godwin, Nero Wolfe and all of the sidekicks and adversaries are in place and as brillantly portrayed as if Rex Stout had written the book himself.
Playboy Sparky Linville has a nasty notion of fun and games. But when he picks popular Noreen James as his unwilling playmate, the result is murder - amd a case that rocks Manhattan's trendy Upper East Side and divides the family of Lily Rowan, Noreen's aunt and Archie's long time friend. It takes some coaxing and the promise of a sizeable fee to get Wolfe to leave his greenhouse and orchids behind in order to ponder a killer of a coincendence.