I read this book about 9-Mar-2005. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1941. This note was last modified Friday, 11-Mar-2005 23:07:38 PST.
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Two not-very-connected stories, though both do involve black orchids. In the first, Wolfe solves a mystery to get the three plants that his rival has bred. In the second, as a minor detail he sends some to a funeral.