By Erle Stanley Gardner
Criminal legal professional and bestselling secret writer Erle Stanley Gardner wrote approximately one hundred fifty novels that experience offered three hundred million copies around the globe. Now, the yank Bar organization is bringing again his most famed and enduring novels―featuring legal protection attorney and sleuth Perry Mason―in impressive exchange paperback versions.
Rhoda Lorton does not constantly marry the ideal males. Her first husband, Greg Moxley, took off along with her reductions, in simple terms to have his airplane crash. Lorton has long past directly to marry millionaire scion Carl Montaine while Moxley turns up alive and good and calls for cash to stick silent approximately Lorton's first, extant marriage. while Moxley is located useless, eyewitness declare to have visible Lorton kill him, and he or she says she killed him, too. yet did she?
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No, I hung up the phone. i did not wish him to understand who used to be calling. " Mason shook his head, took a deep breath. "Would you kindly inform me," he stated, "why the satan you did not have the problem out together with your spouse? Why you did not confront her while she again to the home? Why you did not ask her what she intended while she passed you the drugged chocolate? Why you didn't…" The younger guy drew himself up with dignity. "Because," he acknowledged, "I am a Montaine. we do not do issues that means. " "What method? " "We do not brawl. There are extra dignified methods of settling these concerns. " "Well," Mason acknowledged wearily, "you observed the newspaper this morning, after which what occurred? " "Then i spotted what Rhoda… what my spouse should have performed. " "What? " "She should have long gone to satisfy Moxley. health care professional Millsap should have been there. there has been a struggle. health practitioner Millsap murdered Moxley. My spouse was once combined up in it not directly. She was once within the room on the time. Her key box used to be left there. The police will hint it to her. She'll attempt to safeguard Millsap. " "What makes you think that so? " "I consider confident that she is going to. " "Did you are saying something on your spouse concerning the storage doorways being open? " "Yes," Montaine acknowledged; "from the kitchen window it truly is attainable to appear over to the storage. I known as her consciousness to the storage doorways while i used to be making the espresso. " "What did she say? " "She acknowledged she did not understand whatever approximately it before everything, after which, afterward, she stated she 'remembered' that she had left her handbag in her motor vehicle and had locked up the storage. She acknowledged that in advance of she went to mattress she remembered it and went out to get the handbag. " "How did she get in if she did not have her keys? " "That's what I requested her," Montaine acknowledged. "You see, she's quite forgetful approximately her handbag. She's left it round or 3 times. as soon as she misplaced over 100 funds. and he or she retains her keys in her handbag. So I requested her the way it occurred she may have opened the door if her handbag was once locked within the motor vehicle? " "What did she say? " "She stated she acquired the additional key out of the table. " "Did she appear to be mendacity? " "No, she seemed me instantly within the eye and acknowledged it very convincingly. " Mason made drumming noises at the fringe of his table with the guidelines of his hands. "Exactly what's it," he requested, "that you will have me to do? " "I wish you to symbolize my wife," Montaine stated. "I wish you to vow me that you will see to it she does not get herself into this factor attempting to safeguard health care professional Millsap. that is first. the second one factor i need is that you can safeguard my father. " "Your father? " "Yes. " "How does he come into it? " "It will kill him if our identify is eager about a homicide case. i would like you to maintain the Montaine identify out of it simply up to attainable. i would like you to maintain him… er… within the historical past. " "That," Mason stated, "is really a wide order. What else is it you will want me to do? " "I wish you to aid in prosecuting Millsap if it may end up that he is to blame. " "Suppose the prosecution of Millsap should still contain your spouse? " "Then, after all, you would need to see that he wasn't prosecuted.