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The Case of the Angry Mourner (Perry Mason)
The Case of the Angry Mourner - Perry Mason Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "Is anything wrong?" Mrs. Adrian called. From the ground, she could not see into the room, but there was a gaping hole in the window and fragments of slivered glass were strewn about. — Belle Adrian circled to the back door and entered. "Carlotta!" she called. "Carlotta . . . Arthur!" — When there was no answer, she o... more »pened the door to a room that evidently served both as a den and a bedroom. The floor was littered with broken glass. In his wheelchair, Arthur B. Cushing was slumped in death. A trickle of red had stained his shirt.
Spilled powder and an open compact with a shattered mirror lay at the feet of the dead man. Belle Adrian knew that compact. Arthur Cushing had given it to her daughter.
For a moment that seemed an eternity, Belle Adrian stood looking at the slack-jawed corpse, at the broken compact. Then she started to work.« less