Robert Gerald Goldsborough

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General Information

Name: Robert Gerald Goldsborough

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois


Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Robert is a lifelong Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Goldsborough is a journalist and was a reporter for the Associated Press and for the Chicago Tribune. He was also the editor for Advertising Age.

Goldsborough had always been an avid reader of the Nero Wolfe stories. Through his life, he devoured all of the 70-plus Wolfe mysteries. After Rex Stout, the author of the Wolfe stories, passed, Robert started his quest to gain permission from Stout's estate to use the Nero Wolf characters and settings in a published work. He began writing an original Wolfe novel "Murder in E Minor" and then wrote six more Wolfe novels after that.

Even though he enjoyed writing these books, Goldsborough longed to create his own characters, which he did in "Three Strikes You're Dead," set in the gang-ridden Chicago of the late 1930s and narrated by a Tribune police reporter.

Published Works

  • The Crain Adventure: The Making & Building of a Famiy Publishing Company, NTC Business Books, 1992
  • Three Strikes You’re Dead, 2005
  • Shadow of the Bomb, 2006
  • A Death in Pilsen, 2007

Nero Wolf Series

  • Murder in E Minor, Bantam, 1986
  • Death on Deadline, Bantam, 1987
  • The Bloodied Ivy, Bantam, 1988
  • The Last Coincidence, Bantam, 1989
  • Fade to Black, Bantam, 1990
  • Silver Spire, Bantam, 1992
  • The Missing Chapter, Thorndike Press, 1994

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Murder in E Minor: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

ISBN: 0553051237
Release Date: 1986-03-01

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The Bloodied Ivy (Nero Wolfe)

ISBN: 0553278169
Release Date: 1989-10-01

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Fade to Black (Nero Wolfe)

ISBN: 0553292641
Release Date: 1991-09-01

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The Last Coincidence (Nero Wolfe)

ISBN: 0553286161
Release Date: 1990-08-01

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The Missing Chapter

ISBN: 0553568744
Release Date: 1994-11-01

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Three Strikes You're Dead (A Snap Malek Mystery Book One)

ISBN: 1590804244
Release Date: 2005-04-01

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A Death in Pilsen (A Snap Malek Mystery Book Three)

ISBN: 1590805313
Release Date: 2007-10-01

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Robert Goldsborough on WorldCat

Robert Goldsborough on Amazon


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