Alternate Title: Labor Union Murder
First Composed: 1956
First Published: 1956
From Collection: And Four to Go
Location: Long Island and
New York City
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Victim #1: Philip Holt (Culp's Meadows, NY)
Murderer: Paul Rago
Motive: Jealous that his wife went with Holt
Weapon: 6" carving knife (in back)
Client: Nero Wolfe
Fee: Police don't learn he was Santa Claus Story Synopsis: Nero Wolfe is coerced into giving a July 4th speech,
not knowing that a guest will commit murder. He stages one of his fancy exposes in
Saul Panzer's home while hiding from the police.
Saul and Archie Goodwin wrestle the murderer down.