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First Composed: 1990
First Published: 1990
Location: New York City
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Writer: Robert Goldsborough
Victim #1: Andrew Swartz
Murderer: Arnold Foreman
Motive: Blackmailed by Swartz
Weapon: Marble sculpture to head
Fee: $50,000 Story Synopsis:
Robert Goldsborough story #5 about Nero Wolfe's continued exploits.
Wolfe dives into the world of cutthroat commercial advertisement. He accepts a job to learn who has
been stealing ideas from MLR, an upcoming agency. In the process, he must expose a murderer and endure
an irrasible Cherokee billionaire, Acker Foreman. Archie Goodwin, as usual, provides dash and
tenacity in this foray into family jealousy and backstabbing competition. Police are left panting
in the dust.