If Death Ever Slept
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Story Information:
First Composed: 1957
First Published: 1957
Location: New York City
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Victim #1: James Eber (in his NYC apartment)
Murderer: Susan Jarrell
Motive: Eber threatened to expose Jarrell
Weapon: Bowdoin .38 pistol (in head)
Client: Otis Jarrell
Fee: Unspecified amount ($10,000 retainer)

Victim #2: Corey Brigham (at NYC 39th St.)
Murderer: Susan Jarrell
Motive: He suspected her of murder
Weapon: Bowdoin .38 pistol (in chest)
Client: None
Fee: None

Story Synopsis:
      Archie Goodwin ends up spending nights away from home incognito on a case because both he and Nero Wolfe have decided to teach each other a lesson. An alluring murderer reduces Wolfe to emptying the bag for Inspector Cramer before he finally gathers evidence for exposure. Even Orrie Cather is made a monkey when he attempts to impersonate Archie in Wolfe's office.
If Death Ever Slept
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