By Rex Stout
If Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, might ever admit to an Achilles' heel-which they wouldn't-it will be a weak point for damsels in misery. In those 3 fascinating chillers the duo solution the decision of helpless heroines with not anything to lose-except their lives. First a stunning younger Aphrodite involves Nero trying to find a hero-and the reply to the secret of her father's death....Then an past love of Archie's reignites with a plan which could nook him right into a lifetime commitment-behind bars....And eventually a detective's paintings isn't performed, as a scorching tip leads the group into the hot middle of a pretty scandal which may go away them cold-dead chilly.
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No. I drink sherry. " She shook her head. "I do not understand-maybe you are going to inform me. the entire questions the police requested me-they appear to be certain it was once one among us, Martin or Paul or Jimmy Vance or me. Now you too. however it might have been another guy that Bonny... or anyone, a burglar or something-couldn't it? " "Not impossible," Wolfe conceded, "but greater than uncertain. as a result of the condition that caused my query approximately Mr. Vance's stationery, and now this query: what sort of a housekeeper are you? Do you crisis your self with the of your husband's garments? " She approximately smiled. "You ask the strangest questions. convinced, I do. even if we aren't- convinced, I stitch on buttons. " "Then you recognize what he has, or had. have you obvious between his issues a cream-colored necktie with diagonal brown stripes, slender stripes? " She frowned. "That's Jimmy Vance back, these are his colours. He has a tie like that, multiple most likely. " "He had 9. back an easy query. have you obvious considered one of them on your husband's ownership? now not unavoidably in his fingers or on his individual; say in a single of his drawers? " "No. Mr. Wolfe, this circumstance-what is it? you assert Martin is familiar with approximately it, yet i am answering your questions, and I-" the telephone rang. I swiveled and bought it, used my formulation, and the client's voice got here. "This is Martin Kirk. inform Mr. Wolfe the tie's now not the following. it is long past. " "Of direction you made yes. " "Yes. optimistic. " "Hold the cord. " I grew to become. "Kirk. the thing is not there. " He nodded. "As anticipated. " "Any directions? " He pursed his lips, and Rita, on her toes, beat him to it. Asking, "May I converse to him? " she got here together with her hand out for the telephone. Wolfe nodded. I pointed to the telephone on his table and informed her to exploit that one, and she or he went and acquired it. I stayed on. "Martin? " "Yes. Rita? " "Yes. the place are you? " "In my room on the lodge. you are still there? " "Yes. What are you going to do? Are you going in your workplace? " "Good Lord no. i'll see Jimmy Vance. Then i'll see Nero Wolfe back. a person has-" I reduce in. "Hold it. i have informed Mr. Wolfe and he will have directions. carry the cord. " I grew to become. "He says he'll see Vance. Shall I inform him to put off or will you? " "Neither. he is had no sleep and never a lot to devour. inform him to come back this night, say 9 o'clock, if he is conscious, and file on his speak with Mr. Vance. " "You inform him," I stated and hung up. Being a salaried worker, I should still in fact retain my position within the presence of corporation, and that is precisely what i used to be doing, retaining my position. I had had sufficient after which a few, and Wolfe's glare, which in fact got here immediately, was once wasted simply because my head used to be grew to become and he had my profile, together with the set of my jaw. whilst Rita used to be via with the telephone he took it, spoke in short together with his customer, cradled it, and checked out the clock. Six mins to lunch. "Do you will have me from now on? " she requested him. "I'd prefer to pass. " "Later perhaps," he stated. "If you are going to telephone a bit after six? " I obtained up and spoke. "If you do not brain, Mrs.