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First Composed: 2014
First Published: 2015
Location: New York City
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Writer: Robert Goldsborough
Victim #1: Noah McManus
Murderer: Alan Marx
Motive: Cover-up his role in attempted murder
Weapon: .38 Pistol bullet to body
Client: Cordelia Hutchinson
Fee: Paid by father
Victim #2: Alan Marx
Murderer: Douglas Hutchinson
Motive: Anger from losing blackmail money
Weapon: Iron poker to head
Client: Cordelia and Parkhurst Hutchinson
Fee: $50,000 and expenses Story Synopsis:
Robert Goldsborough story #10 about Nero Wolfe's continued exploits.
This is one of his better Wolfe stories, although the dialog between
Lily Rowen and
Lon Cohen are stilted.
Wolfe used his genius to solve both murders and a blackmail scheme. He also exposed
Carlo Veronese from
Italy as an accomplice.