"Was the fatal bullet in the body?" The question jarred Paul Drake. "What put that idea into your mind, Perry?" "Was it?" Mason asked again. "No. The bullet didn't go clean through the body - and the bullet isn't there! That's why the autopsy surgeon has held up his report." Mason nodded slowly, digesting the information. "Well, that lets your client out, anyway." "What does?" "The fact that the murder took place after she left the cabin." Mason shook his head, "No, Paul, it doesn't let her out; it drags her in!"
Original title: The Case of the Buried Clock
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Legal Thriller