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Alternate Title: The Easter Parade Murder
First Composed: 1957
First Published: 1958
From Collection: And Four to Go
Location: New York City
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Victim #1: Mrs. Millard Bynoe (in NYC Easter parade)
Murderer: Henry Frimm
Motive: She planned to expose his embezzlement & flirtations
Weapon: Strychnine in needle (to abdomen)
Client: Millard Bynoe
Fee: Police don't learn he was Santa Claus Story Synopsis: Nero Wolfe hires a sneak thief to snatch orchids from
a woman during an Easter parade. Wolfe must solve her murder before his petty larceny is exposed and so that he can claim the rare orchids
as part of his fee. This is one of Wolfe's most audacious performances.