By Rex Stout
Whilst a brilliant younger heiress with an aptitude for love and one too many enemies is located brutally murdered, Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, locate themselves embroiled in a case that's not as black and white because it first appears.
Susan Brooke has every little thing going for her. Men might have killed themselves to marry her, and, in reality, one did.
Susan got here to manhattan to discover love and success, and ended up useless on a tenement floor. The police say her black fiance did it, yet Wolfe has different ideas. Before he's performed, he'll turn out that strong intentions and undesirable deeds frequently pass hand in hand and that the top beliefs can occasionally have the deadliest consequences.
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The energetic professor agreed that his relatives had been victims either of an accident or a kidnapping, though he failed to see how news of the lost Pilgrim treasure could have reached other ears. Of the Shore Road thefts, or Slagel or Birnham, he knew little. " Chet asked. "No. I heard the news over the radio. It was then that I decided to leave my car in another town and camp in the northern Bayport area. With authorities already dragneting the region for my relatives, it seemed best for me to work from the Pilgrim-clue angle.
Chet sat comfortably in the back of the boat, finishing a piece of watermelon. "Wow! You look like boiled frankfurters. " The others laughed, then Frank explained their delay. " The brothers ran to a nearby bathhouse. Then they rejoined the others and started up the Sleuth's motor. The sleek blue-and-white craft moved swiftly out into the bay, its bow chopping through glistening breakers. Frank steered around the tip of the bay and headed the Sleuth north. They cast anchor near a small cove. Chet had hit the water before the anchor.
Back home for lunch, the boys spoke to their mother and Aunt Gertrude about the farmer. " their aunt asked. " Yes," said Mrs. Hardy. " Frank said. "An odd man," Aunt Gertrude replied. "I believe his grandfather was given the land by a member of the Dodd family, though Birnham has never done very well with it. I gave him an order over the phone once. " Out of curiosity Joe consulted the new telephone directory. "Frank! Birnham's name is in here-which means he lied about having no phone! " Joe's eyes narrowed.