A brain-teaser by J. J. Matthews
Remember … the milkman had smelled gas, gotten the help of a passing patrolman, and together, they'd broken down the door to the apartment. They found the girl laying on the couch, already dead, and Herman Matthews in the bedroom, coughing from the gas.
The testimony of the milkman showed he never touched the tube or the gas cock. The patrolman took the tube from the girl’s mouth. If he didn’t turn it off, he must have seen it had been turned off.
That left only Herman — who, by force of habit — had turned the gas off.
And check your email 'cause I just sent you another thrilling brain teaser called …
Who Killed Marion Leroy?
From Bafflers: The Popular Detective Story Game, originally published in The Thriller Library, Feb. 20, 1932, Vol. 6, No. 159
Check it out and see if you can figure out the clues to who killed this beautiful young actress!