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Alternate Title: The Counterfeiter's Knife
Alternate Version of: Assault on a Brownstone
First Composed: 1959
First Published: 1962
From Collection: Homicide Trinity
Location: New York City
Wolfe's Brownstone: Click to View Floorplan
Victim #1: Tamiris Baxter (in her NYC apartment)
Murderer: Paul Hannah
Motive: Knew Hannah was a counterfeiter
Weapon: Kitchen knife (in chest)
Client: Hattie Annis
Fee: 5,621.65 (Archie & Wolfe talk her out of $40,000 fee) Story Synopsis: Nero Wolfe, "Falstaff" to the client, meets a woman who is as
direct as he. Wolfe takes the case because Archie Goodwin
discovers a corpse and is impressed to aid the crustaceous cop-hater. Wolfe is hired to make the police "eat dirt."
Saul Panzer again helps with the investigation, getting in
a fight with two counterfeiters.