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Story Information:
Alternate Version of: Frame-Up for Murder
First Composed: 1957
First Published: 1957
From Collection: And Four to Go
Location: New York City
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Victim #1: Bianca Voss (in her NYC office)
Murderer: Emmy Thorne
Motive: She prevented Thorne from marrying Alec Gallant
Weapon: Marble paperweight to head; strangled with scarf
Client: Nero Wolfe; Flora Gallant offers $100
Fee: Keeps his self-esteem

Victim #2: Sarah Yare (in her NYC apartment)
Murderer: Emmy Thorne
Motive: Cover up her previous murder
Weapon: Cyanide in whiskey
Client: None
Fee: None

Story Synopsis:
      Earlier version of "Frame-Up for Murder."
      Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe enter the world of high fashion, getting caught up in a murder investigation that only Wolfe can resolve. Wolfe is tricked into leaving his home to grill a bevy of models, and Archie is to blame.
And Four to Go: Murder Is No Joke
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