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Story Information: A&E Nero Wolfe Series (DVD Movie Collection)
First Composed: 1958
First Published: 1958
Location: New York City
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Victim #1: Faith Usher (in Robilotti NYC home)
Murderer: Louise Robilotti
Motive: Knew Faith was illegitimate daughter of Louise's first husband
Weapon: Cyanide in champagne
Client: Edwin Laidlaw
Fee: Undisclosed ($20,000 retainer) Story Synopsis: Archie Goodwin attends a stilted dinner for
wayward girls, where one lovely is served a fatal glass of adulterated champagne. He is the only obstacle preventing the police from
officially declaring a suicide. Nero Wolfe kicks
a female suspect in the face in his effort to unravel the murder of a prostitute's daughter.