The Case of the Crooked Candle Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "'Prepare yourself for a shock,' Mason said. — Nadine Tidings took a step forward, stared down at the bloodstains and then bit hard on the black leather glove stretched taut over her knuckles. — 'Take it easy,' Perry Mason said. — 'Who...who?' she asked. — 'I think it's someone you know,' Mason said. — 'Not...not...oh, my God, it can't be...' — It's y... more »our husband,' Mason said.
Upset or not a few minutes later the beautiful wife suggested that her husband had committed suicide. But Perry Mason knew better. No husband ever committed suicide with lipstick on his mouth and wearing every stitch of clothing except his shoes!"« less