Perry Mason #16: The Case Of The Baited Hook by Erle Stanley Gardner (pocket, 1961)

Title: The Case Of The Baited Hook
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Imprint & Number: Pocket 6067
Cover price: .35
Publication date: 4/1961
Cover artist: Charles Binger

From the back cover:

“Prepare yourself for a shock,” Mason said.

Nadine Tidings took a step forward, stared down at the bloodstains and then hit hard on the black leather glove stretched taut over her knuckles.

“Take it easy,” Perry Mason said.

“I think it’s someone you know,” Mason said.

“Not… not… oh, my God, it can’t be…”

“It’s your husband,” Mason said.

Upset or not, a few minutes later the beautiful wife suggested that her husband had committed suicide. But Perry Mason knew better. No husband ever committed suicide with lipstick on his mouth and wearing every stitch of clothing except his shoes!

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