The Case of the Deadly Toy Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "Give me a year, Mr. Mason," said Horace Selkirk, "and I can bring about your financial ruin in this city." — "Give me forty-five seconds," Mason replied, pushing back his chair, "and I'll bring about your physical ruin if you don't get the hell out of here." — "Calm down," said Selkirk. "Since my son is dead, his ex-wife has sole custody of my g... more »randson. There's where you can help me."
"By proving her guilty of my son's murder. In that way you acquit your client and at the same time make it possible for me to get custody of my grandson. If you need help, call on me. Thank you, Mr. Mason, and good night."« less