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The Case of the Fan-Dancer’s Horse

The Case of the Fan-Dancer’s Horse (Perry Mason Series #29) by Erle Stanley Gardner
It all begins with the fan-dancer’s “costume” — what there is of it. When Perry Mason stumbles upon the barely there accessories of an exotic performer, he sets out to do a good turn by returning the lost glad rags. But the attorney’s discreet good deed brings more than one delectable dancer — and more than a little trouble — waltzing into his office.
Two dazzling dead ringers each claim to be the same famed fan-dancer. And hot on their heels are a zealous ex-husband and a jealous would-be boyfriend. But the missing property all four are after isn’t feathered finery — it’s a full-grown horse! And when one of the men gets brutally murdered, Mason finds he may be dancing dangerously close to a killer….

The Case of the Fabulous Fake

The Case of the Fabulous Fake by Erle Stanley Gardner, Alexander Cendese
The client was young, blonde, and beautiful, and she wanted to disappear. The trouble was she wouldn’t say why, and she wouldn’t give her name. So Perry Mason agreed to a code of identification based on her measurements: 36-24-36. But according to Della Street, the figures were padded, and as it turned out, so was everything the client said. Certainly the bag full of cash she carries isn’t shopping money. All the mystery-woman asks is that Perry Mason make himself available for a few days in case she needs him—for what purpose, she remains silent as a grave. In fact, his headstrong client is headed for disaster—not only into a blackmailer’s clutches but into a lethal trap from which not even Perry Mason’s brilliant courtroom sorcery may be able to extricate her. Alive, anyway…

The Case of the Empty Tin

The Case of the Empty Tin (Perry Mason Series #19) by Erle Stanley Gardner, Alexander Cendese
A spanking-new tin can, secretly placed among the rows of Mrs. Florence Gentrie’s preserves, contains not a speck of food — but it does carry one very damning clue to a murder that took place right next door. Such an unsavory discovery in such an unlikely place can’t help but pique the curiosity of a dedicated mystery hunter like Perry Mason.
But the real mystery about this murder is who — and where — is the victim? Upstairs neighbor Elston A. Karr heard the telltale sounds of foul play, but his foul temperament (and his own dark secrets) make him most uncooperative. It takes a second murder to clear up the mystery of the missing body — and to make Perry Mason the next prime candidate to disappear….
The Original Courtroom Novels
Criminal lawyer and all-time #1 mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote close to 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Today, the great Gardner tradition continues with many of his classics back in print, as well as brand-new additions to the ever-popular series starring the incomparable Perry Mason.

The Case of the Empty Tin (Perry Mason Series Book 19) (English Edition)

A spanking-new tin can, secretly placed among the rows of Mrs. Florence Gentrie’s preserves, contains not a speck of food — but it does carry one very damning clue to a murder that took place right next door. Such an unsavory discovery in such an unlikely place can’t help but pique the curiosity of a dedicated mystery hunter like Perry Mason.
But the real mystery about this murder is who — and where — is the victim? Upstairs neighbor Elston A. Karr heard the telltale sounds of foul play, but his foul temperament (and his own dark secrets) make him most uncooperative. It takes a second murder to clear up the mystery of the missing body — and to make Perry Mason the next prime candidate to disappear…
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A spanking-new tin can, secretly placed among the rows of Mrs. Florence Gentrie’s preserves, contains not a speck of food — but it does carry one very damning clue to a murder that took place right next door. Such an unsavory discovery in such an unlikely place can’t help but pique the curiosity of a dedicated mystery hunter like Perry Mason.
But the real mystery about this murder is who — and where — is the victim? Upstairs neighbor Elston A. Karr heard the telltale sounds of foul play, but his foul temperament (and his own dark secrets) make him most uncooperative. It takes a second murder to clear up the mystery of the missing body — and to make Perry Mason the next prime candidate to disappear…
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ew tin can, secretly placed among the rows of Mrs. Florence Gentrie’s preserves, contains not a speck of food — but it does carry one very damning clue to a murder that took place right next door. Such an unsavory discovery in such an unlikely place can’t help but pique the curiosity of a dedicated mystery hunter like Perry Mason.

But the real mystery about this murder is who — and where — is the victim? Upstairs neighbor Elston A. Karr heard the telltale sounds of foul play, but his foul temperament (and his own dark secrets) make him most uncooperative. It takes a second murder to clear up the mystery of the missing body — and to make Perry Mason the next prime candidate to disappear….

The Original Courtroom Novels

Criminal lawyer and all-time #1 mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote close to 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Today, the great Gardner tradition continues with many of his classics back in print, as well as brand-ne

The Case of the Duplicate Daughter

Muriell Gilman left her father at the breakfast table while she cooked seconds of sausages and eggs. When she returned, he had disappeared – seemingly into thin air. She searched the house from cellar to attic. Then she went out to the workshop. There, scattered on the floor, were hundred-dollar bills, and in their midst, a spreading crimson stain. That’s when she telephoned Perry Mason.

The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom

The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom (Perry Mason Series #33) by Erle Stanley Gardner
When a wealthy man’s quickie Mexican divorce lands him in a financial tug-of-war with his fortune-hunting wife, Perry Mason is caught in the middle. But a bullet takes the former Mrs. out of the game–and pits Perry Mason against a murderer. Reissue.

The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito

The death of his wife leaves Banning Clarke, a former successful prospector turned mining magnate, the prey of a host of human predators, including his calculating mother-in-law, and it is up to Perry Mason to keep things on the up and up. Reprint.

The Case of the Deadly Toy

The Case of the Deadly Toy: A Perry Mason Mystery by Erle Stanley Gardner
ENGAGED TO A NIGHTMARE
When Norda Allison sees her husband-to-be slap his young son, she immediately calls off the wedding. Now she is terrified. Her ex-fiancé has beat up her new boyfriend. Anonymous newspaper clippings are flooding her mailbox–articles graphically depicting what jilted men do to the women who leave them. Then Norda’s life takes an even darker turn. It begins with a barking dog, a child’s scream, a gunshot, and the discovery of a very dead body–and ends when Norda is arrested, charged with a brutal murder.
Now only brilliant courtroom strategist Perry Mason stands between Norda and a sentence of certain death . . .
THE ORIGINAL COURTROOM NOVELS

The Case of the Daring Divorcee

Perry Mason and Della Street were both out to lunch. Gertie, the receptionist and telephone operator, was indulging in her favorite noontime occupation – munching chocolates and reading a love story – when the door burst open and a woman rushed in.
Gertie got her name, all right, dimly registered the fact that she was not only very attractive buy very upset at having to wait for Mason, and Gertie even looked up when the woman left before he returned.
But vicarious romance was the rule of that day – much to the annoyance of Lt. Tragg when he later tried to piece together what had happened. And although his plan for surprising Gertie into a identification of the lady was ingenious, Perry’s counter-measure was even more so…

The Case of the Daring Decoy

Jerry Conway fights dishonest ex-employee Gifford Farrell for his Texas oil company. “Call me Rosalind” offers him a proxy list, but at the hotel a beauty clad in underwear and a face mud pack frames Jerry with a freshly fired gun. On the hotel bed, lawyer Perry Mason and PI Paul Drake find a woman shot dead by the same gun. Who does Giff’s ex-wife cheer for?

The Case of the Dangerous Dowager

The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (Perry Mason Series #10) by Erle Stanley Gardner
GUN OVERBOARD
When Matilda Benson solicits the help of Perry Mason, her request seems simple enough: cruise to a gambling ship moored just beyond the twelve-mile limit and buy back the IOUs signed by Miss Benson’s niece. But after Mason reaches the floating casino, he discovers problems aplenty—most notably the ship’s owner with a bullet hole through his head.
Strangely enough, Matilda and her niece are also on board that night . . . when someone tosses a gun over the railing. Does Perry Mason’s client have something to hide? With the support of his trusty secretary, Della Street, and the ever-helpful Paul Drake, Mason dives into an ocean of menace.
THE ORIGINAL COURTROOM NOVELS

The Case of the Curious Bride

The Case of the Curious Bride (Perry Mason Series #5) by Erle Stanley Gardner
Criminal lawyer and bestselling mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote nearly 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Now, the American Bar Association is bringing back his most famous and enduring novels—featuring criminal defense lawyer and sleuth Perry Mason—in striking trade paperback editions.
Rhoda Lorton doesn’t always marry the right men. Her first husband, Greg Moxley, took off with her savings, only to have his plane crash. Lorton has gone on to marry millionaire scion Carl Montaine when Moxley turns up alive and well and demands money to stay silent about Lorton’s first, extant marriage. When Moxley is found dead, two eyewitness claim to have seen Lorton kill him, and she says she killed him, too. But did she?

The Case of the Crying Swallow

The Case of the Crying Swallow by Erle Stanley Gardner, Alexander Cendese
He announced himself as Mr. Cash. His calling card was ten crisp hundred-dollar bills!
“My wife has disappeared,” he told Perry Mason. “She’s in trouble of some sort. I want to find her.”
Mr. Cash’s wife was indeed in trouble of a most serious sort. First, her jewelry disappeared. Then she disappeared. Perry Mason had to find her before the police could arrest her—for murder.

The Case of the Crooked Candle

An insurance claim after a traffic accident alerts Perry Mason to the possibility of double-dealing concerning a parcel of land. He negotiates a very large settlement for his client, but then a wealthy businessman is found dead on his yacht and Perry is asked to defend against a charge of murder the man who paid the money to settle the insurance claim. Beautifully presented with striking artwork and stylish yet easy-to-read type, avid readers of crime will love reading this gripping, well-written thriller.
The appetite for traditional crime fiction has never been stronger, and Arcturus Crime Classics aim to introduce a new generation of readers to some of the great crime writing of the 20th century – especially the so-called ‘golden era’.
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An insurance claim after a traffic accident alerts Perry Mason to the possibility of double-dealing concerning a parcel of land. He negotiates a very large settlement for his client, but then a wealthy businessman is found dead on his yacht and Perry is asked to defend against a charge of murder the man who paid the money to settle the insurance claim. Beautifully presented with striking artwork and stylish yet easy-to-read type, avid readers of crime will love reading this gripping, well-written thriller.
The appetite for traditional crime fiction has never been stronger, and Arcturus Crime Classics aim to introduce a new generation of readers to some of the great crime writing of the 20th century – especially the so-called ‘golden era’.