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Archie in the Crosshairs (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) - Robert Goldsborough

A place called Hot Doug's closed down last fall, not because of lack of business but because Doug was tired of it. It was a terrific place to eat lunch and eat lunch there I did. Over 200 times. A new place has opened in the old space and I went there recently to try it out. It was great to be back in the place where I have so many fond memories but, while the food was fine, it just wasn't Hot Doug's. This is kind of how I feel about Archie in the Crosshairs. I've read the entire Nero Wolfe canon by Rex Stout which is about 55 books, some of them twice. I miss Nero and Archie but especially Archie. Reading Archie in the Crosshairs was a chance to reunite with one of my favorite fictional characters and I think Robert Goldsborough did a better job getting the tone right than I remember from the other Nero Wolfe book of his that I'd read, Murder in the Ball Park. Like methadone, it ain't heroin but if you're an addict it will get you through the night.