Not sure where this came from but it did.

No infringement or disrespect intended toward the owners of the Perry Mason franchise. Like any other little kid, I just want to play with their toys.

By E. Wallace

No one had told her it might be like this.

Sophisticated and cosmopolitan weren't words Della Street would use to describe herself but she wasn't a naïve teenager either. She felt she had a more than average level of what her mother called 'life experiences' for a young woman her age.

So it wasn't as though she had never seen one before.

Just not one in this condition.

She also usually knew in advance when she would be seeing one.

At least she didn't scream.

Murder seemed to leave an intangible aura around a body that mere death did not.