The Last Coincidence Author:Robert Goldsborough Playboy Sparky Linville has a nasty noyion of fun and games But when hepicks popular Noreen James for an unwilling playmate, the result is murder - and a case that will rock Manhattan's trendy Upper East Side and divide the family of Lily Rowan, Noreen's aunt. — As furor rages in the local press and the police focus their attention on her relativ... more »es, Lily turms to her old friend and confidant Archie Goodwin for help, hoping he can convey the seriousness of the family's plight to his eminent employer Nero Wolfe.
Wolfe decidedly doesn't like being distracted fron his greenhouse and his groaning board. Yet Archie's eloquence - and the prospect of an enormous fee - seduce him into accepting the case. It is,of course, understood that since the masterdectective has no intention of venturing forth from his snugbrownstone sanctuary on Manhatan's West Side, Archie will handle the leg work.
But the more shoe leather Archie burns, the more burning questions arise. There are all together too many suspects and every one of them has (a) a strong motive and (b) no alibi.On top of that, two people have confessed to the crime! Now as Archie faithfully relates his findings, the great NeroWolfe is left to ponder this bizarre puzzle - and the deadliest coincidence - in the most baffling case of his career.« less