The Case of the Caretaker's Cat Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "Douglas Keene's a murderer!" — "Indeed?" said Perry Mason Calmly. "Whom did he murder?" — Sergeant Holcomb was furious. "Two people. Charles Ashton and Edith DeVoe." — "Suppose," Mason asked, "it turns out he wasn't the murderer?" — "Wasn't the murderer?" Holcomb bellowed. "He was the last man to see Ashton alive. Ashton had a cat, which Keene went... more » out to get, and got. The cat walked up and down and left tracks. Ashton was killed after ten o'clock and before eleven. Keene was in Ashton's room before ten and left with the cat after eleven."
"Where's the cat now?"
"I don't know. Do you?"
Mason smiled. "I don't think, Sergeant, there's any law in the Penal Code against giving shelter to a cat. And you're not by any chance accusing the cat of the murder?"« less