Synopsis of Disguise for Murder
Wolfe and Archie are hosting a Manhattan Flower Club meeting in the orchid greenhouse. Fritz Brenner and Saul Panzer are watching the guests in and out.
When Archie goes down a moment to the office for a break, he is followed by a young woman who enters behind him.
She identifies herself as Cynthia Brown, but admits that this is one of several aliases she uses as a con artist. She tells Archie about Doris Hatten, a friend of hers who was strangled five months earlier. And also about a man he saw entering Doris’s apartment that same day, which she didn’t tell the police at the time.
Now she has seen that man among the guests and wants Wolfe’s help to convince him to leave her alone. But Wolfe insists that Archie return upstairs to take care of the guests. At the end of the meeting, they learn that Cynthia has been strangled in the office.