In desperate need of a gardener for his beloved plant room, Wolfe undertakes a rare car trip to Westchester to recruit an orchidist and finds a body in the greenhouse.

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Colin Fox ...
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Mr. Joseph Pitcairn
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Mrs. Pitcairn
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Lily Rowan
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Andy Krasicki
Beau Starr ...
Lieutenant Noonan
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Neil Imbrie
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Dini Lauer
Christine Brubaker ...
Sybil Pitcairn
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Donald Pitcairn
Nancy Beatty ...
Vera Imbrie
Michael Rhoades ...
Detective Dykes
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The "Door of Death" in the title refers to a warning sign on a greenhouse dioor referring to the lethal gas used in the cultivation of orchids. Because his regular gardener has taken a leave of absence and orchid lover Nero Wolfe is desperate to find a replacement, the rotund investigator leaves his brownstone and takes a rare car trip to an estate in Westchester. He is anxious to close the deal with an expert orchidist to become caretaker of his beloved plant room. He is so impressed with the gardener's expertise that misogynistic detective even agrees to house the man's fiancee under his roof as well. Unfortunately they find her under one of the plant tables in the greenhouse dead from poison gas. Suspects include the gardener and the eccentrically dysfunctional family living in the manor house. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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24 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Archie Goodwin: [reacting to a proposed bribe by Mrs. Pitcairn] I was liking this more and more. We had our pick of goin' to jail and taking fifty grand.
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