(IBList user synopsis):
A "novelette" (published in The American Magazine) later reprinted in novel format (we think) and in collections such as the 1970 collection pictured, with other short Gardner novels.
"It's a chance we shouldn't take," Perry Mason said, "but I'm going to take a peek, just for luck." Perry Mason and Della Street walked softly into the strange apartment. The blazing lights of the living room showed the sprawled body of a man on the floor, and the drinking glass which had rolled from his dead fingers. Della, clinging to Mason's arm, saw the overturned chair and another empty glass on the table. In the middle of the man's balding forehead was imprinted a crimson kiss!
First reprinted in book form in The Case of the Cautious Coquette.
Original title: The Case of the Crimson Kiss
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Legal Thriller
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Case of the Cautious Coquette, the (1949) [Novel]
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner