The Simple Art of Murder - Pearls Are a Nuisance Summary & Analysis

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Pearls Are a Nuisance Summary

Walter gets a call from Ellen Macintosh, his fiancé, one morning to tell him that someone stole Mrs. Penruddock's pearls. He tries to get her to call the police instead, but she threatens to break off their engagement. He goes to Mrs. Penruddock's home, where Ellen serves as a nurse. He and Ellen discuss the theft briefly. It turns out that the pearls are false, and she believes she knows who stole them already. Mrs. Penruddock's former Chaffuer by the name of Henry Eichelberger. He agrees to investigate Henry for her, and goes to the Ada Twomey Domestic Services Employment Agency who recommended Henry in the first place. There, he learns Henry's address and heads for Santa Monica. There, he waits inside Henry's hotel room and looks for the pearls. They aren't in the room. Henry shows...

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