Wolfe hires a look-alike double to stand in for him after he receives a death threat, the exact same threat that was carried out earlier against a potential Wolfe client.

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Colin Fox ...
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R.D. Reid ...
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Ben Jenson
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Major Emil Jensen
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General Carpenter
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Colonel Dickey
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Peter Root
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Jane Geer
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Hackett
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Doyle
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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 (duke1029@aol.com)

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23 June 2002 (USA)  »

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"Helped Wanted Male" appeared in the anthology "Trouble in Triplicate" with two other Stout novels. See more »

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After General Colonel Dickey mentions two of the instances in history when France was invaded by enemies, Archie says: "And what the Dodgers tend to do to Cleveland". The Dodgers (Brooklyn then, Los Angeles now) are in the National League & Cleveland is in the American. At the time of World War 2, inter-league play was more than 50 years away. See more »

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Jane Geer: Fat coward!
Nero Wolfe: I hired this man, not out of cowardice but conceit. I am insufferably conceited. Should I be killed, I doubted that the murderer would ever be caught.
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In "Help Wanted, Male", the actors' names are pieced together from assorted letters cut out of magazines. See more »

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In the Swing
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Written by Alan Moorhouse
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