The Case of the Fenced-In Woman Author:Erle Stanley Gardner It was a typical suburban house - except that it had a spanking new barbed wire fence running straight through the middle of it. Mason heard laughter and tinkling glasses on the other side of the fence. — "Believe it or not," Morley Eden said, "they're having a party, and it's the damnedest party you ever saw." — "What's wrong with it?" — "There is... more »n't a man in the place; just a flock of good-looking women. From the looks of them I'd say they were all models. Perfect figures, snaky gowns that cling like the skin of a sausage."
"They're talking with you?" Mason asked.
"Not a word. They're waiting for me to break the ice, I guess."
"You break the ice," Mason said, "and you'll land in jail."
Morley Eden didn't break the ice - but he did land in jail. And it was up to Perry Masom to get him acquitted in a truly baffling murder case!« less