By Rex Stout
While a vibrant younger heiress with an inherent ability for love and one too many enemies is located brutally murdered, Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, locate themselves embroiled in a case that isn't as black and white because it first appears.
Susan Brooke has every little thing going for her. Men may have killed themselves to marry her, and, in reality, one did.
Susan got here to manhattan to discover love and achievement, and ended up useless on a tenement floor. The police say her black fiance did it, yet Wolfe has different ideas. Before he's performed, he'll end up that strong intentions and undesirable deeds usually pass hand in hand and that the top beliefs can occasionally have the deadliest consequences.
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