The Clue of the Forgotten Murder Author:Erle Stanley Gardner When a very respectable man, a candidate for coucilman on a reform ticket, is picked up drunk as a hoot-owl, and involved with a girl hitch-hiker, there are apt to be headlines. The Blade printed them in large, black type. That led to a libel suit and a secret investigation by a Blade reporter. — At least, it was supposed to be secr... more »et; but, apparently, the wrong person or persons had gotten wind of it, because the reporter soon became a corpse, lying in a vacant lot.
Sidney Griff, criminologist, teamed with the Blade's publisher to track down missing girls, phony checks, and finally a long-forgotten murder. While the publisher threw his weight around with abandon, Griff played human checkers with the suspects, forcing them to move around and reveal themselves.« less