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Story Information:
A&E Nero Wolfe Series (DVD Movie Collection)
Nero Wolfe: Complete Series (DVD TV Collection)
First Composed: 1965
First Published: 1965
Location: New York City
Wolfe's Brownstone: Click to View Floorplan

Victim #1: Morris Althaus (in his NYC Arbor St. apartment)
Murderer: Sarah Dacos
Motive: Althaus planned to marry another woman
Weapon: Smith & Wesson .38 pistol (in chest)
Client: Rachel Bruner
Fee: Unspecified large fee ($100,000 retainer)

Story Synopsis:
      One of Stout's best thrillers! Nero Wolfe is hired to take on the FBI, and receives covert support from Inspector Cramer, who believes the feds committed murder in his town. Cramer secretly meets Archie Goodwin at a shabby hotel to warn Wolfe that the FBI plans to revoke his investigator's license; he even brings along milk for Archie. Wolfe breaks his rigid orchid schedule and leaves home on business to stage the most outlandish coup of his career. After making the FBI call uncle, Wolfe refuses to let their Director enter the brownstone, letting him ring the doorbell.
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