When rich, beautiful widow Lucy Valdon finds an abandoned baby on her doorstep, she is led to believe that her late promiscuous husband, a successful novelist who died in an accident, is the father. She hires Nero Wolfe to discover the identity of the the infant's mother and during the course of the investigation she and Archie find themselves increasingly attracted to each other. One of the clues he finds is an unusual handmade horsehair button, but when he tracks down the craftswoman who made it, she is uncooperative and soon after is found strangled. When Wolfe orders his operatives to set up a sting in Washington Square Park using the baby as bait, the operation finally bears fruit. Written by
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
Wolfe's men set up their baby sting operation in what is supposed to be Washington Square Park. There is no lake in the landmark Greenwich Village park. See more
Miss Tenzer probably aroused in men the feelings necessary for the propagation of the species.
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Lucy plays the piano while Archie mixes martinis See more