The Doorbell Rang - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

The next morning, Saturday, an article appears in the paper announcing a dinner of the Ten for Aristology on Thursday, with Wolfe and Archie as guests and Fritz Brenner as chef. Wolfe's plan is underway. Archie feels pressure to finish his investigation of Sarah Dacos before the event, so he gets the key to Morris Althaus's apartment from Althaus's mother. Archie looks around Althaus's apartment, noticing the photos of Althaus's father and mother. He dislikes Althaus's choice of modern art, which doesn't look like anything to him. Archie searches the apartment thoroughly, and in a bottom drawer in the bedroom, he finds a nude photo of Althaus with a poem written on the back. The verse seems vaguely familiar to Archie.

Archie goes to see Mrs. Bruner and gets samples of Sarah Dacos's handwriting. Then he returns to Morris Althaus's apartment to compare...

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