Two illegal immigrant barbershop workers, fearful of a police detective investigating a hit-and-run, flee to seek refuge with Wolfe and Goodwin. When Goodwin investigates on their behalf, he discovers the detective has been murdered.

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(teleplay), (novel)
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Nero Wolfe
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Janet Stahl
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Hrant Alianak ...
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Inspector Cramer
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Ed Graboff
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Fritz Brenner
R.D. Reid ...
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Jimmie Kirk
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Joel Fickler
Robbie Rox ...
Philip
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Flatfoot Cop
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Detective Jacob Wallen
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Storyline

After a deadly hit-and-run accident, a police officer questions two barber shop employees about the crime. Because Carl and Tina Vardas are illegal immigrants fleeing Communist oppression with a conditioned fear of police, they panic and run. When the policeman is later found stabbed to death with scissors in the shop, they become wanted fugitives. Archie grants them temporary asylum in the brownstone and finds to his surprise that Wolfe, himself an emigrant from Eastern European tyranny, makes them feel welcome long enough for he and Archie go about exposing the real killer. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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11 August 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Published with two other Wolfe mysteries under the title "Triple Jeopardy." See more »

Goofs

Mention is made of Wolfe's friend Marko Vukcic and daughter Carla Lovchen being murdered by the Russians. In fact, this didn't happen until the book The Black Mountain",d which was published three years after the book this story comes from. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Purley Stebbins: [referring to Janet] You know, I ain't sold she's as unfurnished in her head as she lets on.
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Tom Toms Jam
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Written by David Steinberg
Amazon.com ASIN B002HI26VE
Archie and Wolfe bluff Cramer about Tina and Carl being hidden in the kitchen
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