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This Week 9 30 1951

This first appeared in This Week (September 30, 1951), and was reprinted in Queen’s Bureau of Investigation as “Swindle Department: Double Your Money.”

So, there is a Wall Street financier (known as “The Wizard of Amsterdam Avenue) who doubles the money given to him by janitors, shoe shine boys and school kids. Ellery alerts the police about this obvious Ponzi scheme, they surround the building, and the culprit disappears in a locked room.

One of the better This Week stories.

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