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By Rex Stout

During this creative whodunit, a fragrance corporation deals 1000000 cash for properly picking yes ladies in background who used cosmetics. while the ads genius in the back of the crusade is murdered and the solutions stolen, Nero Wolfe is termed in to discover either. Archie Goodwin attempts bravely to maintain Wolfe clear of the annoying girls concerned and excited by the case. yet with perplexing mobile calls and conflicting directions from the advert corporation, it is anybody's bet while — or maybe if — Wolfe will locate the killer.

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Mr. Oliver Buff. Mr. Patrick O'Garro. Mr. " The names were certainly no help, but I had had time to size them up, and if I knew anything at all about faces they had come not to make trouble but to get out from under some. So I opened the door, helped them put their hats and coats on the big old walnut rack, ushered them into the office, and onto chairs, sat at my desk, and told them: "I'm sorry, gentlemen, but that's the way it is. Mr. Wolfe never comes to the, office until eleven. the rule has been broken, but it takes a lot of breaking.

Goodwin. ". " "Then I'm sorry, sir. " He looked at his clients, and so did I. Oliver Buff, the one who had finished with middle age, had a round red face that made his hair look whiter, and his hair made his face look redder. He and Hansen wore the homburgs. Patrick O'Garro was brown all over--eyes, hair, suit, tie, shoes, and socks. Of course his shirt was white. The eyes were bright, quick, and clever. Vernon Assa was short and a little plump, with fat shoulders, and either he had just got back from a month in Florida or he hadn't needed to go.

They had to do some explaining to get me admitted to the vault. Buff and Heery and I went to a small room, and soon O'Garro and an attendant came with the box, only about five by three and eighteen inches long, evidently rented for this purpose exclusively. The attendant left, and O'Garro unlocked the box and opened it, and took out some envelopes, six of them. The sealed flaps had gobs of sealing wax. Four of them had been cut open. " I told him yes, and he handed me the two uncut envelopes. " As I got out my knife to slit them open O'Garro said, "I don't want to see them," and backed up against the end wall, and the others followed suit.

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