Archie stands accused in the murder of a man delivering corn because both of them were rivals for the affections of the farmer's daughter.



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Episode cast overview:
Colin Fox ...
R.D. Reid ...
David Calderisi ...
Carl Heydt
Nathaniel Parker
Robert Bockstael ...
Max Marow
Bruce McFee ...
Duncan McLeod
Peter Jay
Susan McLeod
Marvin Hinz ...
Boys Squad Leader
Delbert Palmer
Troy Skog ...
Ken Fader


When a farm delivery man is found bludgeoned to death with a pipe near a local restaurant, a box of the specially grown corn grown and picked to Wolfe's specification is brought to the detective's brownstone by Inspector Cramer. He considers Archie the prime suspect because both he and the delivery man were rivals for the affections of the corn farmer's daughter now turned fashion model. Although Wolfe initially tells Goodwin that he is on his own in clearing himself, the inconvenience of doing without his indispensable assistant causes him to get involved. Written by Gabe Taverney (

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Action | Drama | Mystery




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5 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Sergeant Purley Stebbins: [nastily as he sees Archie with a plate of jail food] What's the matter, Goodwin? Not gourmet enough for you?
Archie Goodwin: [sardonically] Edible would have been enough.
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Wolfe races Fritz and Archie to the door when the corn is delivered
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