The Spanish Cape Mystery Author:Ellery Queen THE PROBLEM OF THE NAKED MAN — In a chair at one of the round terrace tables sat John Marco, slumped a little, a black stick in his right hand, his black curls covered by a black fedora hat a trifle askew, a theatrical-looking black opera cape draped about his shoulders and caught at the neck by a metal hasp and braided loop. Other than that, he ... more »was totally naked. And totally dead.
Ellery Queen placed his finger on the dead man's chin and tilted the rigid head up. There was a thin red line where the wire that had strangled him had bit into the flesh.
"No trace of the wire yet?" Ellery asked.
"I suppose the killer took it away."
"Have you found his clothes, Inspector?"
"Not yet, but we're looking. Anything else you want to know, Mr. Queen?"
"I want," Ellery replied in a patient voice, "to look at his feet."« less