The award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009, winning a Shamus, Derringer and two Ellery Queen's Readers Choice Awards . 'Julius Katz' introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective, Julius Katz, as well as his sidekick, Archie, a tiny marvel of whiz-bang computer technology with the heart and soul of a hard-boiled PI.
Now, in Julius Katz and Archie's first full-length mystery, the stakes have never been higher when a famous Boston mystery writer, Kenneth Kingston, tells Julius he wants to find out who's planning to kill him. The problem is almost everyone in Kingston's life has good reason to want to kill him, and this case soon plunges Julius and Archie deep into the world of murder and publishing.
"It's a nifty change-of-pace for the usually hard-boiled Dave Zeltserman. Clever, sophisticated and witty, Julius Katz and Archie will thrill fans of Nero Wolfe...and readers who never heard of him! Zeltserman knows how to mix character, action, and plot and create a pitch-perfect, modern mystery. More, Sir! The sooner the better." Paul Levine, author of Flesh & Bones
Endorsed by the Nero Wolfe Society, Julius Katz and Archie might be the most enjoyable mystery you read this year!
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A MODERN DAY NERO WOLFE
It was very enjoyable. It seemed like a Nero Wolfe novel brought into the 21st century. The Archie in this story was a miniaturized computer. Like Nero Wolfe, Julius Katz likes fine things especially wine. He's also lazy and doesn't want to work too hard. His backup team and the policeman all seem to be throwback to the Wolfe novels. Wonder how Rex Stout would have felt about that?
The whole idea of having Archie be a miniaturized computer rather than a person.
I don't think I've ever heard his other performances.
NERO WOLFE STEPS INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.