So how would Nero Wolfe celebrate the Fourth of July? Well, on one occasion at least, he "celebrated" by getting himself dragged into a murder case, when a Fourth of July speaker got himself killed while Wolfe and Archie Goodwin were on hand on New York's Long Island. Wolfe and Archie immediately run afoul of the Long Island authorities, and Wolfe finds himself forced once again to find and deliver the killer before the police make his life totally miserable.
The novella is called "Fourth of July Picnic," and it's one of four in the collection "And Four to Go." I hope your Fourth of July celebrations this week will be enjoyable and murder-free.