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General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas Chan fans
« Last post by John Cucinotta on January 04, 2021, 08:32:34 am »
A belated Merry Christmas to all, and my best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021. 

We are experiencing a big spike in Covid cases in Central New York State, so I'll probably spend the winter in my home.  A good time to read my backlog of Nero Wolfe novels !!
General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas Chan fans
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on December 26, 2020, 11:52:36 am »
Indeed! The best for the New Year to all of my fellow Chan fans, and I hope your Christmas was a merry one.  ...Ed K.
General Discussion / Merry Christmas Chan fans
« Last post by Steve O on December 24, 2020, 10:33:12 pm »
To fellow Chan buffs - wishing all of you a very Blessed and joyous Christmas and much better 2021 in the year ahead.  Thanks to Kurt for keeping the site going.  God Bless you all.
General Discussion / TCM MOVIE UPDATE
« Last post by rodb on December 11, 2020, 07:47:19 am »
sun 13th 7:00am  MAD MISS MANTON
sat 19th 8:00am  ALAIS BOSTON BLACKIE
tues 22nd 2:00pm   LADY IN THE LAKE
sat 26th  8:00am   CASABLANCA
thurs 31st  9:15 am  THE THIN MAN
                 11:00am  after the thin man
                  1:00pm  ANOTHER THIN MAN
                  2:45PM  shadow of the thin man
                  4:30pm  THE THIN MAN GOES HOME
                  6:15pm  SONG OF THE THIN MAN

General Discussion / Re: Warner Oland
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on December 01, 2020, 11:56:18 am »
Darn! I knew I missed somebody's birthday.  And I agree, he was the best! ...Ed K.
General Discussion / Warner Oland
« Last post by pete v on October 03, 2020, 10:31:54 pm »
Another year older...  Happy 141st Birthday to the BEST Chan!
General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on September 21, 2020, 11:09:31 am »
I was watching Seinfeld with my son and grandson, and tried giving them some background info on Lawrence Tierney who played Elaine's father, Alton Benes. It turns out that he was exactly the same in real life as his film characters...  Trouble! He was supposed to be a regular character on the Seinfeld series, but, he scared everyone else to the point that Larry David and the other producers would not let him on the set again. Art imitating life. ...Ed K.
General Discussion / Re: Slightly OT - Nero Wolfe
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on September 21, 2020, 10:57:48 am »
There's nothing I like better than reading the original story and seeing how it compares to the filmed version. ...Ed K.
General Discussion / Re: Slightly OT - Nero Wolfe
« Last post by rodb on August 28, 2020, 03:24:51 pm »
it is nice to see an occasional message on the board. i wish i had your patience to read; but i need the visual when i get into the mystery genere
General Discussion / Re: Slightly OT - Nero Wolfe
« Last post by John Cucinotta on August 25, 2020, 07:22:39 pm »
To help pass the time during the pandemic shut-down, I have read almost all of the Nero Wolfe novels written by Robert Goldsborough.  As I have posted in the past, these books are a pleasure to read.  They are well-written, and follow the general theme of the Rex Stout books.  They are set in later time periods, and make reference to the Guggenheim museum being built, and the UN building being built.  In some stories Archie even uses a computer.  The books are easy reading, and have interesting murder mysteries that hold your attention. 

If you are new to these books, there are two that I would especially recommend reading:

"Archie in the Cross Hairs" is probably my favorite story in this series.  There is a more complicated storyline, with two mysteries occurring simultaneously, and a surprise (for me) solution at the end.

"Archie Meets Nero Wolfe" is a prequel to the entire Nero Wolfe series of books, movies, and TV shows.  This novel tells the story of Archie arriving in Manhattan, and how he eventually earns a position with Nero Wolfe.  Although the mystery element is not as strong as other Wolfe novels, the storyline is very different and I highly recommend this book.

I have found most of these Nero Wolfe novels on eBay, and a used-book store in my area also had a few of the titles.  Enjoy !
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