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Save the Date!
June 15, 2015, 7:00 PM
The Wolfe Pack's Spring event will take palce on Monday, June 15, at 7:00 PM. We will provice menu and price details shortly.

The Event: a Balkan Diner to honor Nero Wolfe's ethnic backgroud
Location: Kafana Restaurant, 116 Avenue C (between 7th and 8th Streets)
Menu: Prix Fixe, with exact price and bill of fair to be provided shortly.

Kafana's regular menu can be viewed at www.kafananyc.com/menu.pdf.

The Wolfe Pack &
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Proudly Announce the 9th Annual
Black Orchid Novella Award Contest
Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series, and:
  • Contains no overt sex or violence
  • Emphasizes the deductive skills of the sleuth
  • Does not include characters from the original series
First prize: $1,000 and publication in ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE

Contest Entries must be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, and must be postmarked by May 31, 2015. The winner will be announced at The Wolfe Pack’s Annual Black Orchid Banquet in New York City, Saturday, December 5, 2015. Please click here to read the official rules and procedures to submit your novella.

*If no acceptable candidates are received, AHMM and The Wolfe Pack reserve the right to declare no winner in any given year.
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The Last Drive & Other StoriesNEW STOUT PUBLICATION
The Last Drive And Other Stories

by Rex Stout
Edited by Ira Brad Matetsky

Never before available in book form—a collection of Rex Stout stories
Now available in paperback or e-book format
Published nearly a century ago, “The Last Drive,” the story that inspired Fer-de-lance, the first Nero Wolfe novel, is clever, charming, and absolutely baffling. In short, it is vintage Rex Stout. Never before published in book form, it and the other stories in this volume represent the early efforts of a modern genius.

When Colonel Phillips begins his final game of golf, his greatest problem in life is that he has begun to slice the ball. Playing with his nephews and lawyer, Phillips fights his way back into the game, and is on the verge of victory when he keels over. He clutches his chest, mumbles a few words, and is dead in minutes. The club physician has no doubt: the Colonel was poisoned. Finding the killer falls to the President of the club, amateur detective Canby Rankin, who will do whatever it takes to find the killer on the links.

The book includes 11 stories by Rex Stout that have never been reprinted in book form since their original magazine appearances between 1912 and 1918. Edited and with an introduction by Ira Brad Matetsky, Werowance of the Wolfe Pack.

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Archie in the CrosshairsNow Available
New Nero Wolfe Mystery from Robert Goldsborough

Archie in the Crosshairs
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When Archie Goodwin’s life is threatened, Wolfe must find the gunman or lose his right-hand man
Archie Goodwin is chipper as he strolls home from his weekly poker game, money in his pocket and a smile on his lips. He has just reached Nero Wolfe’s stately brownstone on West Thirty-Fifth Street when a sedan whips around the corner and two gunshots ring out, nearly hitting Goodwin. It is a warning, and the message is clear: The next bullet will not miss. Rotund investigator Nero Wolfe has made more than his fair share of enemies over the years, and it seems one of them has decided to strike, targeting Wolfe’s indefatigable assistant. Some might run for cover, but Archie Goodwin is not the type. With the help of Wolfe’s brainpower, Goodwin will find the man who wants him dead—unless the killer gets to Goodwin first.

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New Julius Katz Collection

A new collection of stories, The Julius Katz Collection, was released in paperback & e-book in October, 2014. The six short stories were previously published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and the collection also includes a new novella, "Julius Katz and the Case of a Sliced Ham." Click here to order David Zeltserman's latest mystery.

"A brilliant, eccentric detective who loves food with an assistant named Archie. Sound familiar? It should, and it's obviously intentional. There are other similarities to Rex Stout's Nero Wolf series in these stories, including a masterful writing style...."


WOLFE PACK MEMBERS—PUBLISHED MYSTERY AUTHORS

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Are you a member of the Wolfe Pack and your published mystery is NOT listed here? If so, Please send the webmaster an e-mail with your name, a .jpg of your latest book's cover, its title, a brief blurb, and your web site address.
Dolled Up for Murder Green Eyed Lady
The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds was a Nero Finalist. A former museum curator and a retired military spy must find the long-lost Library of Gold, whose last known owner was Ivan the Terrible. Please visit Gayle at www.GayleLynds.com Blood Rubies, Jane Cleland's ninth book in the much-loved Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series, is a tale of Fabregé eggs, antique snow globes, and obsession—and a cat named Hank. Visti Jane at: www.janecleland.com.
When the heir to a Napa Valley wine empire goes missing, attorney Jack MacTaggart is caught in a web of greed, jealousy, and murder in which blood may be thicker than water, but money is a powerful anticoagulant. "MacTaggart is full of awesome." -- Library Journal. Please visit www.chuckgreaves.com.
The Whole She-Bang Bottle to the Death The Spies from Princeton
Janet Costello compiled this collection of 24 stories by members of Sisters in Crime Canada. Some are set in far flung locations, but most of them are set in Canada from Vancouver Island to the Arctic, Ontario to Alberta! They include settings and themes that are 100% current while others are drawn from the pages of history. They are traditional and noir, serious and funny, and they will keep you turning the pages. A Bottle to the Death is the second novel in the Peyton Knowles detective series and is available for Kindle or other e-reader. When the owner of Joplin's Saloon is found bludgeoned in the storeroom, all clues point toward Joey Hudson, the bar manager. But when Joey's friend Charlie Lowman involves Peyton Knowles in the case, it's not long before things are not quite what they seem. For more information see Michael Hogan's facebook page. Guy K. Stewart's new Kindle e-book, A Glassful of Lies features Stone's two assistants - Lucas Carlyle and Stacia Clarke. This time, Stone is asked to investigate the death of a patron in a fashionable Miami restaurant, Le Moal, Stone's favorite and owned by Alberto Blucher, an old client and charming maitre d', and Walters Schmidt, his partner, the sommelier, an oily pretentious sort.
Matthew & Prison of Souls Julius Katz Collection Dying Hand to Mouth
Matthew Livingston is the teenage detective created by Marco Conelli in The Prison of Souls. Visit Marco's site.

Also take a peek at his great Nero Wolfe Corpus Ornament Collection.
A brilliant, eccentric detective who loves food with an assistant named Archie. Sound familiar? It should, and it's obviously intentional. There are other similarities to Rex Stout's Nero Wolf series in these stories, including a masterful writing style. For more information see; http://www.davezeltserman.com/ Michael Hogan's new e-book, DYING HAND TO MOUTH. When billionaire philanthropist Theodore Pennington is poisoned at a benefit in his honor, it's up to detective Peyton Knowles and his assistant Charlie Lowman to sift through the clues, and, in the process, pull some skeletons from the closets of the Washington power elite!
Papers of Sherlock Holmes Fatal Deeds
Meet Octavius Bear, a 9 foot, 1400 pound Kodiak and his sidekick, Maury Meerkat. A daring jewel “theft” in a Chicago museum leads to a mass assassination attempt of the world’s greatest genetic geniuses. Octavius and his team battle his foes, Imperius Drake, Bigg Baboon and the glamorous, unpredictable Chita. Octavius rescues his love interest, Bearoness Belinda Béarnaise Bruin (nee Black) as he foils Imperius’ dastardly plots in this all-animal story. Visit Harry DeMaio's website. David Marcum's The Papers of Sherlock Holmes (Vol. I & II) contains nine new Sherlock Holmes stories, and Vol. II (shown here) has valuable information regarding Nero Wolfe as a boy and young adult, beginning when he is eleven years old in 1903.
Fatal Deeds, featuring Korean War vet, Augustus M. Churchill, a PI in Concord, MA, is a suspense novel, laced with history, romance, local color, and humor. Best-selling author Andrew McAleer spins a genuine mystery - reminiscent in plot and character of the best of the Golden Age of Mystery. Visit his web page
Jane Haddam Blood in the Water Mysterious Ways Reduced Circumstances
Jane Haddam is the author of the Gregor Demarkian Series. www.janehaddam.com
From the pen of New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole, comes Mysterious Ways, the first novel in a mystery series featuring occultist Merlin Bloodstone and his skeptical assistant. Highly reminiscent of the Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout....
Vincent O'Neil's latest mystery features playwright Jack Glynn in a new mystery theater-themed series. www.vincenthoneil.com.
The Ninth Man-Brad Crowthers Archie Goodwin Files Nero Wolfe Files
Award-winner Bruce DeSilva says 2010 Black Orchid Award winner Brad Crowther’s debut novel is “… distinguished by pitch-perfect dialogue, a suspenseful plot, and a superb cast of characters ...” Advance copies of The Ninth Man are available at www.bradcrowther.com.
Marvin Kaye has edited a number of anthologies. The above two tributes, anthologies of the best of The Wolfe Pack's Gazette articles, and Marvin's other books can be viewed at the Wildside Press web site.
Beyond the Bridge The Serial Lover Rosewood's Ashes
Dermot Sparhawk, a former all-American football star at Boston College, returns in Beyond the Bridge, a prequel to Tom MacDonald's award-winning debut novel, The Charlestown Connection.
Amanda Matetsky is the author of the Annie March and Paige Turner mysteries. Stop by Amanda's site to read all about 'em: www.amandamatetsky.com.
Ailleen Schumacher writes the Tory Travers /David Alverez series. Read more about Ailleen and her books on her web site.
Other than Mystery Genre
For Fear of Elective King
For Fear of an Elective King
Surviving without a Secretary Carrying On
Within weeks of the establishment of the new federal government based on the U.S. Constitution, the Senate and House of Representatives fell into dispute regarding how to address the president. For Fear of an Elective King is member Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon's rich account of the title controversy and its meanings. Visit Kata's site!
Translation by member Stephen Pearl of the Russian classic by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov. Awarded the AATSEEL (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages) Prize for the best book translation of 2008.
The Gazette editor, Jean Quinn (aka Lon Cohen) penned this book in the "Crisp Fifty-Minute Series."
Carrying On: A Somewhat Geriatric Love Affair
by member Emily Mikulewicz

A&E's Series A Nero Wolfe Mystery

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In In the Best Families, when Mr. Wolfe left the brownstone he left the door open to show everyone that he had left and the brownstone was empty. We are leaving the door open in the picture to express our empty feeling at the A&E Network's cancellation of A Nero Wolfe Mystery series.
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