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Story Information:
First Composed: 1939
First Published: 1940
Location: New York City & upstate New York
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Victim #1: Noel Hawthorne (in country home near NYC)
Murderer: Glen Prescott
Motive: Prescott wished to marry Naomi Karn
Weapon: Shotgun (in head)
Client: John Charles Dunn
Fee: Unspecified

Victim #2: Naomi Karn (in Dunn NYC home)
Murderer: Glen Prescott
Motive: Karn ditched him
Weapon: Strangled with linen wrap
Client: None
Fee: None

Story Synopsis:
      The famous Hawthorne sisters hire Nero Wolfe to investigate a will but he must solve a double murder as part of the job. Moreover, his vanity is pricked into assisting the U.S. Secretary of State; he even leaves his home to solve the murders. Archie Goodwin is angered when Wolfe skedaddles for home and dinner after Karn's body is discovered.
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