This is not a Rex Stout Nero Wolfe mystery but one written by Robert Goldsborough which is almost, but not quite as good. Goldsborough has remained faithful to Stout's cannon, keeping all the characters and setting that have comprised this series for nearly a century. Like Stout Goldsborough has set his story in the present day so Archie has traded in his typewriter for a computer and made other accommodations to the 21st century. As Goldsborough has progressed with the series he has improved in his ability to make Stout's style and voice.
In this one though Goldborough has ventured into a bit of self parody - the plot involves a mystery writer, a continuator like Goldsborough himself who brings Archie and Nero into the world of continuing mystery novels. This is by no means a farce, just some gentle tongue in check which by no means intrudes into the business at hand.