Synopsis of Kill Now Pay Later
Pete Vassos is the Greek shoe shiner who regularly visits Wolfe’s brown stone house. On this occasion he has left Mercer’s Bobbins offices earlier. The reason is that Dennis Ashby, one of his regular clients and a company manager, has died when he fell through a window.
After a brief time when he is considered a suspect, since Ashby was trying to seduce his daughter Elma, a stenographer in the company, Pete is killed and Elma hires Wolfe.
Wolfe agrees to investigate since he feels obligated to Pete. Apparently, he listened enthusiastically to Wolfe’s dissertations on ancient Greece during each shoe cleaning session and had also told police that “Wolfe is a great man”