The DA Holds a Candle Author:Erle Stanley Gardner THE CASE OF THE MURDERER WHO DIDN'T KILL — THe note beside the corpse read: I have killed, but I have done no wrong. — The dead man was concealed behind a dresser in the motel room, a gun in his hand. Evidently he had been waiting for his victim when the fumes from the gas heater overpowered him. His death was due to carbon-monoxide poisoning. — Sh... more »eriff Rex Brandon was relieved. "Doug," he said to the D.A. "this lets us out."
"No, Rex," said the D.A. "This dead man isn't half so important as the person he intended to kill. That person is still alive. From what I see in this room there may be two potential murderers at large. It's up to us to find out."« less