Murder Up My Sleeve - Terry Clane, Bk 1 Author:Erle Stanley Gardner Terry Clane had no idea why the DA had sent for him. He didn't know whether he was supposed to be witness to something, or party to a major crime. But the questions soon came to him sharp and cold. — Did he know Joseph Mandra, the bail bond broker? — Mandra, Terry, explained, had written to him in China, asking Terry to pick up a sleeve gun fo... more »r him. Until this time they'd never met, but.....
The next question was, "What was a sleeve gun?"
He explained the workings of the deadly weapon, and admitted that though he hadn't brMught one for Mandra, he one of his own he'd planned to give him.
"But you didn't?"
"No." Terry said.
Then the DA sprang it: "Mandra was murdered sometime before 3 o'clock this morning. The cause of death was a steel-tipped dart shot into his heart -- probably by a sleeve gun."« less