Nero Wolfe was already making fools out of meddling, incompetent officialdom when the FBI was still just a glimmer in J. Edgar Hoover's eye. He knows they've got a job to do. He just regrets they can't do it better. No cop likes to have a door slammed in his face, but if it helps to catch a murderer, what else can Nero Wolfe do? No cop likes to have it thrown up in his face that he's an inefficient bungler, but if it's only the sad truth, who is Nero Wolfe to conceal it?
A murder weapon that wouldn't lie down and stay put . . .an opera star who could only whisper . . . a posse on horseback chasing a killer through New York's central Park . . . a desperate girl with so many aliases she'd almost forgotten who she really was.
A stellar triple bill of mayhem and mystery featuring Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.