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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Elements of the plot from an earlier Wolfe story, "Booby Trap" qualify this as a sequel to the earlier story. See more
Archie asks Fritz to look at an ad in the "Star," but the visible part of the banner on Fritz's newspaper says "NEW YORK R - ." See more
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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Written by Tony Kinsey
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