The Golden Goose Author:Ellery Queen Uncle Slater O'Shea was loaded. — Uncle Slater was supporting the lot of them - five freeloaders. — And in spite of liberal daily applications of whisky, Uncle Slater had his health. — He intended to keep it, so he had made a new will. So long as he continued to enjoy life, he would continue to maintain them. But the minute he died, his estate woul... more »d be cut up among them, plus seventeen additional assorted O'Sheas. Cut up into twenty-two pieces, the freeloaders wouldn't get enough from Uncle Slater O'Shea's estate to live in the manner to which they had become accustomed.
Several weeks later, benevolently trailing a fragrent haze of good Irish whisky behind him, Uncle Slater went upstairs for a nip and a nap. He never came down. Which of them had been foolish enough to do the old boy in?