The Case of the Shapely Shadow Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "So you think I've been made a dupe?" Perry Mason asked Della Street. — "Not exactly," Della replied, "but I think your client, Janice Wainwright, spent the night with Morley Theilman and that they are now starting out a new life under a new name. I think that when the second Mrs. Theilman starts putting things together, she'll find that she has ... more »been left holding an empty sack."
"Suppose," Mason said, "the 'shapely shadow' was not Janice Wainwright but the second Mrs. Theilman? Then if Morley Theilman should be found dead, my client would have a perfect murder charge wrapped around her neck. And the seductive Mrs. Theilman would become a weeping widow and inherit that missing suitcase full of cash. The minute you begin to assume that the 'shapely shadow' was cast by another woman, you open up a whole train of possibilities."« less