Friday, February 11, 2011

I beg to differ

James Patterson just informed us all that "New York never had a great detective" - until he made one up, of course.

I only have one name to say: Nero Wolfe.

You might add Theo Kojak, or any of the L&O gang that you like, but in books, Wolfe is the hands down winner. And better than anything Patterson is likely to write...

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At 12:28 AM, February 19, 2011 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

Don't know that Patterson fellow, but you are correct about Wolfe. He and Archie are in a class by themselves. I found that one reading of the Sherlock Holmes stories was fun but enough. The Wolfe books never get old.
-Lancer

 
At 10:12 AM, February 20, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Amen to that. I can reread them forever - Archie's narrative voice is wonderful.

 

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