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
Robert Bockstael ...
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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Trivia

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

Goofs

The same headline appears on the back of Fritz's newspaper several days later - apparently the same prop was used both times. See more »

Quotes

Archie Goodwin: [to Wolfe] 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.
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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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Piano at Midnight
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Written by Dick Walter
KPM 443:36
A pianist plays while Archie and Jane Geer have cocktails
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