In 1946 post-War America, shortages and price controls are in the hands of the the controversial Bureau of Price Regulations (BPR). The organization is very much at odds with the National Industrial Association (NIA), which opposes its policies. When Cheney Boone, the leader of the BPR, is bludgeoned to death by a monkey wrench just prior to a speech addressing the organizations, NIA members are suspected. A broke and nearly bankrupt Wolfe is forced to take the case out of financial necessity, so he feigns a mental breakdown in order to but himself the time that he needs. After Boone's secretary, Phoebe Gunther, is also murdered, Wolfe is convinced that a stolen Dictaphone cylinder holds the key to solving the homicides. Written by
Gabe Taverney (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
The "Stenophone" device was "played by" a pre-WWII Dictaphone machine and the "Stenophone" cylinders seen were actual pre-WWII Dictaphone wax cylinders. All Dictaphones manufactured after WWII used acetate (and later Mylar) "Dictabelts" instead of wax cylinders. See more
In the land of the secretaries a moment can mean anything from ten seconds to ten minutes.
Piano at Midnight
Written by Dick Walter
A pianist plays while Archie and Nina Boone have lunch See more