By Rex Stout
Whilst a shiny younger heiress with an aptitude 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 thing going for her. Men may have killed themselves to marry her, and, actually, one did.
Susan got here to ny to discover love and success, 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 turn out that sturdy intentions and undesirable deeds usually pass hand in hand and that the top beliefs can occasionally have the deadliest consequences.
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Extra resources for A Right to Die (Nero Wolfe, Book 40)
The boy sat on the ground. He reached into his pocket and took out a dime. The boy was wearing sunglasses and a dark blue rain hat. The boy gently tossed the coin onto the cardboard. It slid and then stopped right inside the middle circle. The boy took the last stuffed animal as his prize. ” Freddy swept the last few dimes into the box. Then he sat next to Cam and Eric. He was holding the box of dimes. “Well, that’s it,” Freddy said. “My booth is closed. ” Cam wasn’t listening. Her eyes were closed again.
She started to run toward the gate. Eric called to her. “Stop! We don’t even know where to go. Let’s find Ms. Benson. ” Chapter Eight Cam, Eric, and Freddy went to Ms. Benson. They told her everything that had happened at the Dime Toss booth. “Once those children leave the schoolyard,” Ms. Benson said, “there’s very little I can do. I’ll drive you to the police station. ” They walked to Ms. Benson’s car. It was a big old blue car. Books and papers were piled on the back seat. Eric began to open the back door.
Cam sat in the front seat next to Ms. Benson. “I think this will be the best fifth-grade carnival ever,” Ms. Benson said as she drove. “All the prizes were donated, so all the money we make will go to the library. ” “We made a whole boxful of dimes at my booth,” Freddy said. Ms. Benson waited at a traffic light. When the light turned green, she started to drive off. “Don’t go straight,” Cam said. ” “I know. ” Ms. Benson put on her turn signal. ” A small table was set up. A tall boy with curly blond hair was calling out, “Bring home a toy for your children.
A Right to Die (Nero Wolfe, Book 40) by Rex Stout