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Story Information:
First Composed: 1947
First Published: 1947
From Collection: Three Doors to Death
Location: New York City & upstate New York
Wolfe's Brownstone: Click to View Floorplan

Victim #1: Helen Daumery
Murderer: Jean Daumery
Motive: She loved Paul Nieder
Weapon: Not specified, she fell on rocks from a horse
Client: None
Fee: None

Victim #2: Paul Nieder (in his NYC office)
Murderer: Jean Daumery
Motive: Nieder loved Daumery's wife
Weapon: Hardwood pole (repeatedly jabbed in face)
Client: Cynthia Nieder (hires Wolfe to find her missing uncle)
Fee: Not specified; $2,000 retainer

Story Synopsis:
      Nero Wolfe is hired to locate a dead man reportedly seen alive, but who later turns up as a corpse in a murder mystery. Inspector Cramer goads the ponderous gumshoe by interrupting him at the lunch table and calling Wolfe a liar. Wolfe resolves the matter of two dead men come alive.
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