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Story Information:
First Composed: 1955
First Published: 1955
Location: New York City
Wolfe's Brownstone: Click to View Floorplan

Victim #1: Louis Dahlmann (at NYC home)
Murderer: Oliver Buff
Motive: Afraid Dahlmann would take Buff's job
Weapon: .32 pistol (in back)
Client: LBA (hired to learn who took contest answers)
Fee: $50,000

Victim #2: Vernon Assa (in Wolfe's office)
Murderer: Oliver Buff
Motive: Knew Buff murdered Dahlmann
Weapon: Cyanide in Pernod
Client: None
Fee: None

Story Synopsis:
      Once again a murderer has the effrontery to kill someone in Nero Wolfe's office. Archie Goodwin's favorite fatty exposes the culprit and Archie relishes seeing a woman slap Lt. Rowcliff, his least-liked cop. Wolfe must solve a theft prior to a perfume contest deadline, but cannot do so without exposing a murderer.
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