The Case of the Beautiful Beggar Author:Erle Stanley Gardner Right place; wrong corpse — The cars made a procession down the road until they came to the Northern Lights Motel. A stretcher wagon was waiting to take the remains to the morgue for autopsy. Lieutenant Tragg walked over the stretcher, took hold of a corner of the blanket and said, "This way, please, Miss Shelby." — Daphne came up to the officer.... more » Mason stood at her side, holding her arm. Tragg jerked back the blanket. Suddenly, Mason felt Daphne stiffen. She clutched at him, then gave half a scream.
"That isn't Uncle Horace!"
At that moment Perry Mason's client became not a witness but a prime suspect for a charge of first defree murder.« less