The Case of the Deadly Toy Author:Erle Stanley Gardner ENGAGED TO A NIGHTMARE — When Norda Allison sees her husband-to-be slap his young son, she immediately calls off the wedding. Now she is terrified. Her ex-fiancé has beat up her new boyfriend. Anonymous newspaper clippings are flooding her mailbox--articles graphically depicting what jilted men do to the women who leave them. Then Norda's li... more »fe takes an even darker turn. It begins with a barking dog, a child's scream, a gunshot, and the discovery of a very dead body--and ends when Norda is arrested, charged with a brutal murder.
Now only brilliant courtroom strategist Perry Mason stands between Norda and a sentence of certain death . . .
Someone is sending Norda Allison ominous newspaper clippings. She suspects her X fiance Mervin. Then Mervin is murdered and the police waste no time hauling Norda to headquarters. Why was Mervins X wife, Loraine, so friendly to Norda? Who gave Loraines little boy a gun? Perry Mason, Della Street and Paul Drake need plenty of cunning to uncover the truth.