Individual Author Record
General InformationC:ADULT Mystery Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRobert is a lifelong Chicagoan.
Biographical and Professional InformationGoldsborough 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.
* 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