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)
Did You Know?
"Before I Die" was chosen as the second entry of the thirteen part "Nero Wolfe" radio series and was broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company on January 23, 1982. See more
The plot and dialogue indicate that this episode takes place during World War II. However, a news headline on Wolfe's morning paper reads, "Work completed on U.N. buildings." The United Nations was not founded until after WWII. 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.
In "Help Wanted, Male", the actors' names are pieced together from assorted letters cut out of magazines. See more
Written by Tony Kinsey
Archie and Jane arrive at the brownstone See more