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What Would Nero Wolf and Archie Goodwin Charge for their Services?

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How much and for what services should the state pay private investigators in capital cases?

The May 10th Willamette Week has a very interesting story about how the state is or is not paying for adequate legal defense services in capital cases, specifically in this case with defendant Ricardo Serrano. The WW blog posting’s comments have additional information.

May 11th postscript: If the information I received today is correct, the decision was made in this particular case to pay the private investigator standard rate.

And who are Nero Wolf and Archie Goodwin? Oh my! Read here and thank Rex Stout for many years of reading pleasure.

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One response to “What Would Nero Wolf and Archie Goodwin Charge for their Services?”

  1. Shelley says:

    I don’t know if Nero’s 1/6 of a ton would be very welcome in Portland culture, but…

    For whatever it’s worth, much of the Nero Wolfe canon has been reprinted in the last year or so — books I had to hunt for are now fairly easy to get.

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