A spine-tingling NERO WOLFE murder-mystery
It all began when Nero Wolfe was blackmailed into taking the case of a rather stunning blonde who was accused of stealing.
Suddenly there was a corpse! And to further complicate matters ... another corpse!
Then Nero Wolfe started weaving his fine web. When he had completed it, he was stunned to find himself enmeshed in it! For big spiders were weaving, too! Powerful, international spiders that had everything to lose if Nero Wolfe should win—and who were determined that he should become their fly!
But Nero Wolfe again managed to sort out all the queer characters in this intriguing case and put the finger on the killer; but for a while it seemed he would never make it!
Mix diamonds and murder ... spice it with an attractive blonde and a sinuous brunette ... put in a weird fencing academy to bake ... and it comes out as international skullduggery with deadly icing! When Nero Wolfe was forced to bite into this concoction, he not only suffered acute private eye indigestion—he was catapulted into the strangest and most dangerous assignment of his colorful career!
… so fascinating I couldn't read it fast enough " —Boston Transcript
"Read one chapter of this book and you will need no urging to go on with it "—New York Times