The Doorbell Rang - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Archie walks to Arbor Street, and it occurs to him that Sarah Dacos, who lives in the Village, too, must live near Morris Althaus. He views the scene of the crime from the street and then takes a taxi home for lunch. Wolfe never discusses business at meals. After lunch, Archie brings Wolfe down to the basement, where he's positive they cannot be overheard and tells him about the meeting with Cramer.

Archie and Wolfe consider the issue. The murder does not seem useful to them. If the FBI killed Althaus, the only way they could use it would be by suppressing evidence of the murder to make the FBI back off. Still, Wolfe sees a possibility: they could discover that the FBI did not murder Althaus. Wolfe asks about Wragg, an FBI man Cramer mentioned. Richard Wragg is the head of the...

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