cover image The Last Coincidence

The Last Coincidence

Robert Goldsborough. Crimeline, $4.5 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-553-28616-8

Although attempts to update the duo into the 1980s are jarring, ``fans of that fat genius, Nero Wolfe, and his indomitable sidekick, Archie Goodwin, will be gratified by this stylish revival,'' concluded PW. The mystery begins with a plea for help from Archie's longtime pal, Lilly Rowan, whose g niece has been attacked by a vicious roisterer named Sparky Linville. But before Archie can intervene, Sparky is murdered. (Sept.)