Hither Came Conan has been a sucess over at BlackGate.com. Probably becuase I rounded up some excellent Robert E. Howard scholars to write the essays, instead of doing it myself! We’re just over halfway through the run. Here’s this week’s post, which includes links to all the prior ones. Make sure you check it out.
I’m currently writing some essays for another Conan-centric column I plan on doing after Hither Came Conan wraps up. That one is a secret, for now.
But today, I want to tell you about yet another column I’m working on over at Black Gate. It’s only going to run once in awhile for the rest of this year. But when I’m done with Robert E. Howard and Conan for a bit, at the end of the year, I’m going to turn my keyboard to Nero Wolfe.
I’ve written some Wolfe posts before, over at Black Gate (and even for Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine). Now, I can more than hold my own about Sherlock Holmes and Solar Pons. And I’ve written free, online newsletters to prove it! But the Wolfe and Archie stories by Rex Stout make up my favorite series of them all. Even more than the Travis McGee books from my favorite author, John D. MacDonald.
So, in 2020, I plan on writing a LOT about Nero Wolfe. And the cornerstone of Nero Wolfe’s Brownstone is going to be a look at several dozen of the stories, explaining why THAT one is the best of the bunch. Of course, since I’m not just picking the one I like the most…this should be fun. Here’s a link to the first entry in the series. See what you think!
You can also get to my other Nero Wolfe posts from that one.