I read this book about 30-Apr-2006. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1959. This note was last modified Tuesday, 09-May-2006 16:30:25 PDT.
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Fun, it's often fun when an author takes on publishing or a director takes on Hollywood. They're very strange places.
This one is based on a very clever plagairism hack. The bad guys create the appearance of the author or agent or publisher having seen a story similar to a best-seller by planting it in the files somewhere. Then they start murdering people who get inconvenient. I know if I ever think I'm in a Nero Wolf novel I'm certainly going to run and hide.