Title: The Case of the Runaway Corpse
Author: Gardner, Erle Stanley
Publisher: Pocket Books, New York
Publication Date: 1963
Edition: First Pocket Books Edition. Fourth Printing.
Book Condition: G
Comments: First page has separation from spine. Book has some indentations.
Synopsis: Her husband was stealing her money, while accusing her of a plot to poison him — or so claims the frightened young Mrs. Myrna Davenport. She wants Perry Mason to find the incriminating note her husband left for the authorities accusing her of murder — especially now that Davenport is dying. Perry finds the envelope, but it’s filled with blank paper. Then Davenport does die, or so everyone thinks until his alleged corpse climbs out a window and drives away — straight into a prepared open grave in another county. With Davenport finally dead, Perry could become a possible accessory to murder. And though the victim died twice, Perry gets only one clear shot at saving his client — and himself.