The Case of the Barking Clock(1947)
(The second book in the Tuddleton Trotter series)
A novel by Harry Stephen Keeler
It wasn't fair! Just because Joe Czeszczicki ("Zicky") had the misfortune to hire as his lawyer, 'Golden-Tongue' Winfrock, who died right before the trial, Joe was slated to die in 48 hours! There's no way a man accused of murdering a State's Attorney could beat those kinds of odds. But Joe didn't know about Crystal Armswayne of London and how she would figure into his life-and he knew even less about Tuddleton T. Trotter, ingenious author of Mathematics versus Crime. All of these threads-and more-come together in a masterwork of webworkian logic by the husband and wife writing team from the London of the West, Harry Stephen and Hazel Goodwin Keeler! This is the longer, British version of the book.
Used availability for Harry Stephen Keeler's The Case of the Barking Clock
November 2009 : USA Paperback
March 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition