Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Fourth of July Picnic
Fourth of July Picnic is a 1957 novella by Rex Stout. It was first published in Look Magazine. You can find it in the book And Four to Go, a collection of four stories. Nero Wolfe is asked to give a speech at a picnic, with the people asking him saying "they simply had to have the man who was responsible for keeping Rusterman's the best restaurant in New York," and Wolfe finally agrees. One of the speakers is killed on the site during the event.
There's a list of mysteries that take place on July 4 at this link.