Dust jacket by Gavin L. O'Keefe
THE MAN WITH THE CRIMSON BOX
A man stands on the streetcorner with a crimson hatbox in his hand. An archbishop approaches him and asks what’s in the box? “Wah Lee’s skull. I cracked Vann’s pete,” is the enigmatic reply. From this simple encounter stems the trial of the century, for the crimson box does indeed hold the skull of a long-dead Chinaman (or is it?) and the man did break into D.A. Vann’s safe (or did he?) A man died when the safe was cracked and somebody has to pay. And it just may be the man’s lawyer, Elsa Moffit, attorney-at-law with no cases under her belt—yet!
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