Wolfe turns away a frightened prospective client who desperately wants Wolfe to defend him after receiving a threatening letter. When the man is murdered hours thereafter, Wolfe fears for his own life after he receives an identical letter. He hires a lookalike to impersonate him at $100 per diem and waits for the murderer to reveal him or herself. Written by
Gabe Taverney (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
Elements of the plot from an earlier Wolfe story, "Booby Trap" qualify this as a sequel to the earlier story. See more
The same headline appears on the back of Fritz's newspaper several days later - apparently the same prop was used both times. See more
Look, I admit that you're a great detective, a champion beer drinker, and a genius, but this is a hell of a way to spend a war. If Carpenter calls, and you tell him you can't do without me, I am going to put gristle in your crabmeeat and sugar in your beer.
In "Help Wanted, Male", the actors' names are pieced together from assorted letters cut out of magazines. See more
Piano at Midnight
Written by Dick Walter
A pianist plays while Archie and Jane Geer have cocktails See more