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The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (Perry Mason)
The Case of the Fugitive Nurse - Perry Mason Author:Erle Stanley Gardner Steffanie Malden's husband hadn't been dead twenty-four hours when she showed up in Perry Mason's office. Her diamonds sparkled, but there were no tears in her beautiful eyes. — According to her story, Dr. Malden had taken at least $100,000 in cash from fees and hidden it away in the love-nest apartment he kept for his nurse. The income tax peopl... more »e had been investigating but so far had no proof. She wanted Mason to settle the estate - including the taxes -- and do whatever he thought best for her interests.
Mason should never have accepted her as a client. But she was out of his office before he fully realized that what she really wanted him to do was lift that $100,000 and hold it until things settled down. That way, no taxes.
Perry Mason was a sucker, then. But it was a lot worse when Steffanie Malden was arrested for murder.« less