Edition: Paperback Language: English Author: Erle Stanley Gardner Year: 2011 Publisher: Master Mind Books ISBN: 978-81-89888-10-7 Pages: 200
Perry Mason played for a sucker!"You're going to have to go to work, Paul," said Della Street. "Petty's taken a button and sewn a vest on it.""Della's right, Paul," Mason said. "It's like the old phony jewelry store bad-check racket.""Who's the victim?""Otto Olney.""Not on that painting deal?" Drake asked. "Is the painting phony?""No, the painting is absolutely genuine. But I have a hunch the witness is going to disappear. If that happens, everyone will know that Perry Mason was played for a sucker,""Well," Drake said thoughtfully, "it's a damned good vest button and it may fit on a vest. How do we start finding out?"And Perry's instinet was right. They had set him up for a sucker, but they hadn't allowed for his suspicious nature or for murder!