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First Composed: 1952
First Published: 1952
From Collection: Three Men Out
Location: New York City
Wolfe's Brownstone: Click to View Floorplan
Victim #1: Nick Ferrone (in NYC baseball stadium locker room)
Murderer: Beaky Durkin
Motive: Learned that Durkin bet against Giants
Weapon: Baseball bat (to head)
Client: Emil Chisholm (hired to learn who drugged soft drinks)
Fee: Unspecified Story Synopsis:
A foreign visitor gets Nero Wolfe to a baseball game, but a murder in the
locker room involves him in a game more to his forte. A corrupt druggist corners
Archie Goodwin, who must extricate himself and a lovely woman before the mob comes to collect them.