Orrie Cather, a private investigator employed by Wolfe, is engaged to be married but is cheating on his fiancee with a sexy ex-showgirl who is the "doxy," or kept mistress, of a rich man. After she steals his P.I. license and uses it to blackmail him, Cather asks Archie to help him out by getting it back. Entering her apartment, he discovers that she has been bludgeoned to death with an ashtray. Archie, Saul, Fred, and Nero all agree to work without compensation to try to clear their associate of the inevitable murder charges. When it is revealed that the dead girl kept a diary, involved parties are desperate to keep their names out of court. Archie then teams up with vivacious showgirl Julie Jaquette, a friend of the murdered girl, to ferret out the real killer.
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
I love wolfhounds. They love me.
When I'm in the country, my eight favorites sleep in my bedroom.
Really? Your husband, uh, allows that, huh?
I doubt he even knows it.
References My Little Chickadee
Written by Graham de Wilde
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