Invitation to Murder
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Story Information:
Alternate Title: Will to Murder
First Composed: 1952
First Published: 1953
From Collection: Three Men Out
Location: New York City & upstate New York
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Victim #1: Beryl Huck (in upstate NY home)
Murderer: Theodore Huck
Motive: Inherit her money
Weapon: Ptomaine poison in pickled artichokes
Client: Herman Lewent
Fee: $1,000

Victim #2: Herman Lewent (in Huck NY home)
Murderer: Theodore Huck
Motive: Suspects Huck killed Lewent's sister
Weapon: Green marble paperweight (to head)
Client: Wolfe's sense of propriety
Fee: None

Story Synopsis:
      Nero Wolfe lets Archie Goodwin decide whether to take a case handed to them by an odd client. When the client is murdered, Archie stages an attack on himself to lure Wolfe into leaving his home to catch the culprit.
Invitation to Murder
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