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The Missing Chapter

(1993)
(The seventh book in the Nero Wolfe Mystery series)
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Robert Goldsborough returns with his seventh stunning Nero Wolfe novel. Follow along into Wolfe's famed West Thirty-fifth Street brownstone, where the corpulent orchid-tending genius devours meals, books, and murderers with a passion - and where this time he gets the chance to send a writer's killer to the pen. Charles Childress, the author tapped to continue the beloved Sergeant Barnstable detective stories when the originator died, may not have been the most gifted writer in the world, but he did have his talents...Contentious, combative, and exceedingly vengeful, Childress had an unsurpassed way of making enemies. Which is why, when the police write off his death as suicide, his publisher, Horace Vinson, comes to Nero Wolfe. Vinson knows all too well that in the cutthroat world of publishing, the competition can be murder. Wolfe, however; is not so easily convinced...or distracted from his more genteel pursuits. After all, the evidence does conform to the official version of the killing: The gun found at the crime scene not only belonged to the victim but bore only his fingerprints. Perhaps Childress finally contrived a successful climax...as the author of his own death. But Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's ever-faithful friend and partner; points out that Vinson's fee would keep the big man in beer and bouillabaisse for some time to come. That is a reality Nero Wolfe can't refuse, and soon Archie is posing questions that turn up a whole cast of character assassins, including Childress's ex-editor and agent, his most scathing critic, and his icily beautiful, ambitious fiancee - each of whom would have taken great pleasure in writing the final chapter in the life of Charles Childress. And then, in a plot twist any auteur would envy, Archie gets wind of the involvement of a mysterious kissing cousin from Childress's past.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Robert Goldsborough's The Missing Chapter

Hardback Editions

March 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Missing Chapter: A Nero Wolfe Mystery
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
ISBN: 0-7862-0166-5 / 978-0-7862-0166-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Missing Chapter
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
ISBN: 0-553-07241-2 / 978-0-553-07241-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Missing Chapter (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
ISBN: 1-5040-3478-3 / 978-1-5040-3478-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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November 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Missing Chapter
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
ISBN: 0-553-56874-4 / 978-0-553-56874-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crimeline
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Audio Editions

December 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Missing Chapter, The (Nero Wolfe)
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
ISBN: 1-4915-8271-5 / 978-1-4915-8271-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Missing Chapter
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Missing Chapter
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Missing Chapter
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Missing Chapter (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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November 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Missing Chapter (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries Book 7)
Author(s): Robert Goldsborough
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA