Murder Up My Sleeve Author:Erle Stanley Gardner TERRY CLANE: SUSPECT AND SLEUTH — Terry Clane had no idea why the district attorney had sent for him. He didn't know whether he was supposed to be a witness to something, or party to a major crime. But the questions soon came at him, sharp and cold. — Did he know Jacob Mandra, the bail-bond broker? — Mandra, Terry explained, had written to him in c... more »hina, asking Terry to pick up a sleeve gun for him. Until this time they'd never met,but...
The next question came: What was a sleeve gun?
He explained the workings of the deadly weapon, and admitted that although he hadn't brought one for Mandra, he had one of his own that he had planned to give him.
"But you didn't?"
"No," Terry said.
Then the district attorney sprang it: "Mandra was murdered sometime before three O'clock this morning. The cause of death was a steel tipped dart shot into his heart-probably by a sleeve gun."« less