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Story Information:
Alternate Title: Nero Wolfe and the Vanishing Clue
First Composed: 1955
First Published: 1955
From Collection: Three for the Chair
Location: New York City
Wolfe's Brownstone: Click to View Floorplan

Victim #1: Mr. Fyfe (in upstate NY home)
Murderer: Vincent Tuttle
Motive: Refused to let his daughter marry Tuttle
Weapon: Opens two windows on pneumonia patient in winter
Client: None
Fee: None

Victim #2: Bertram Fyfe (in NYC hotel room)
Murderer: Vincent Tuttle
Motive: Suspected Tuttle of murder
Weapon: Dry ice on hot water bottle to chest while Fyfe had pneumonia
Client: David and Paul Fyfe and Louise Tuttle
Fee: $1,000 retainer; also unspecified large amount from Johnny Arrow

Story Synopsis:
      Nero Wolfe cracks a dual murder mystery, one of which was committed many years earlier. He also manages to expose the murderer in such a way that a victim's Canadian partner contributes substantially to an otherwise small fee. Once again Archie Goodwin is left flagging behind Wolfe, wondering why ice cream is crucial to resolving the case.
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