Wife or Death Author:Ellery Queen District Attorney Crosby was waiting for them in the lobby. He ignored Denton. "You tell him anything, Chief?" — "Nope." — "Tell me what?" Denton asked slowly. — The district attorney turned to him then. His fleshy face wore a queerly withered look, the lines at the corners of his rather feminine mouth might have been slashed there with a scalpel.... more » "We think," he said in an acrid, bitter voice, "we've found your wife."
A little gavel began to tap on Denton's temple. "Found her? You think? What is this? What do you mean?"
District Attorney Ralph Crosby's lips flattened with a sort of enjoyment, and his nostrils flared. "It's hard to tell, Denton. She's been lying out there in the woods a week or more!"« less