I read this book about 26-Aug-2002. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1939. This note was last modified Wednesday, 03-Mar-2004 11:07:44 PST.
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Definitely an old favorite. The fencing/dancing training establishment that employs a lot of pretty immigrant women. The ends up having two murders. Turns out to be deeply involved with Weird Balkan Politics.
Also brings Wolfe's adopted daughter into things.
I'm starting to feel that Cramer was less a caricature in earlier books. I suppose enough years of exposure to Wolfe and Archie chould cause one to develop an attitude.