The Doorbell Rang - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Archie gets the background on Althaus's murder from Lon. Althaus was a 26-year-old playboy writer, recently engaged to Marian Hinckley, who works for Tick-Tock magazine. Senior editors of the magazine include Timothy Quayle, who's been defensive of Marian Hinckley, and Vincent Yarmack, who was editing Althaus's FBI story. Alhaus kept his investigation of the FBI secret. His father, David, is a dressmaker who was disappointed his son wasn't interested in the family business. His mother Ivana refuses to see reporters. Archie decides Ivana is the best in-road and arranges to meet with her and Marian Hinckley.

Archie goes to Ivana Althaus's expensive Park Avenue apartment. He tells Ivana that Wolfe has information that an FBI agent may have killed her son. She already suspected the FBI and agrees to help because she wants her son's killer to be caught. She doesn't think she...

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