Wartime food shortages leave Wolfe desperate for red meat in his meals, so when notorious criminal Dazy Perrit, the so-called King of the Black Market, wants to hire Wolfe, the detective accepts a case he would have turned down under normal circumstances. Perrit's real daughter is an altruistic medical student studying medicine at Columbia and doesn't know who her father is. As a diversion in order to protect her from his enemies, Perrit hires a petty criminal to pose as his daughter, but she has been blackmailing him. When both the bogus daughter and Perrit are murdered, suspicion falls on Archie.
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Originally published as part of Rex Stout's "Trouble in Triplicate" collection. See more
During the drive-by, when Archie returns fire, he clearly fires four times, but only three shots are heard. See more
Listen, uh, whatever it is you wanted, Wolfe wants no part of it. Now, I know that I'm not laughing it off. People that laugh things off with you end up at funerals playing the lead.
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Written by David Steinberg
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