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The Case of the Counterfeit Eye (Perry Mason Mysteries)

By Erle Stanley Gardner

A secret novel centering at the obvious suicide of a filthy rich company guy.

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He whispered. "Will it make difficulty? " she requested. "Of path, it will make difficulty. Why did you do it? " "Because," she acknowledged slowly, "there could not were a suicide, with out the gun being stumbled on there. i did not imagine there has been any gun. you recognize, we could not see any once we have been within the room. We did not flow the blanket, and…" "But why," the attorney demanded, "did you place that gun there? " "I had to," she stated. "There needed to be a gun there. in a different way it don't have appeared like suicide. it's going to have gave the impression of homicide.

Perry Mason, staring down on the younger guy, acknowledged in gradual, measured phrases, "Have you been fooling around with Mrs. Basset? " younger McLane flushed and began to respond to. the phone made sounds, and Mason placed the receiver to his ear. "Hello," he acknowledged, "Basset? … is that this Mr. Hartley Basset? good, this is often Perry Mason, the legal professional. i have a question i need to take in with you. are you able to come to my workplace? … very well, i'm going to come to yours. someday this night? … definite, i will make it this night okay. i might like to make it this afternoon… good, this night might be alright.

How were you aware i used to be going to fall for the Bevins lady and produce her into court docket? " Burger requested. "Because," Mason advised him, "I'm too previous a campaigner to underestimate an adversary. I knew that you would get her the following a way. I timed the full play so you may with regards to have time to convey her in as a shock witness and confound me together with her. I figured you would do this. " "But you did not inform her something of your plans? " "No, I figured the fewer she knew, the fewer she'd need to inform. I knew that if she advised you fogeys the reality, you'll imagine she used to be mendacity.

Della highway requested. "Hungry adequate so she will not argue with money. " "Will she visit prison? " Della highway, inquired. "She might, yet she will not remain there, and she'll be paid for it if she does. Wait a couple of minutes prior to you cross, Della i have a few different issues. " He walked again to the detective and stated, "Paul, you stand pretty much with the newspaper boys, do not you? " "I imagine so. Why? " "Slip considered one of your newspaper acquaintances fifty bucks," the legal professional stated. "Get him to take photos of everybody in Basset's condominium.

The truth that she did not stroll out correct then and there exhibits that anything was once protecting her. From the slant i will be able to get on Hartley Basset's personality, it could were his hazard to put aside the adoption court cases at the floor of fraud, model Dick as illegitimate, make a major stink in general. Or it might were that he would not provide her a divorce and she or he would not subscribe to Brunold except she may well marry him, as a result of the child. " Mason, nonetheless pacing the ground, stated, "Where's Mrs. Basset now? " "She ducked out and went to a resort someplace.

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