I read this book about 8-Oct-2013. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1951. This note was last modified Monday, 28-Oct-2013 21:28:13 PDT.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
Everybody who has read the manuscript of this unpublished book has died, probably murdered.
Furthermore, the pseudonym on the manuscript is one of the names on a list found at the site of another murder (that Cramer brought to Wolfe six weeks ago).
So Wolfe gets to put it all together. There's a disbarred lawyer, too, on top of everything else.