The League of Frightened Men
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Story Information:
First Composed: 1934
First Published: 1935
Location: New York City
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Victim #1: Loring A. Burton (in NYC home)
Presumed Victim #1: William R. Harrison - fell off a cliff at Marblehead, MA
Presumed Victim #2: Eugene Dreyers - committed suicide with nitroglycerin poison
Murderer: Ferdinand Bowen
Motive: Burton learned that Bowen had stolen funds from him
Weapon: Colt automatic pistol (4 shots to body)
Client #1: League of Atonement (actually hired Wolfe to stop Paul Chapin)
Client #2: Evelyn Hibbard (hired to find her uncle)
Fee: $56,915

Story Synopsis:
      The League of Atonement fears a cripple with a vendetta systematically is murdering its members. They hire Nero Wolfe to remove their fear; he does so by clearing the cripple of two "murders" and exposing the real culprit. Wolfe takes an unprecedented ride in a taxi to save Archie Goodwin, who drank drugged coffee while on the case.
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