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The Case of the Postponed Murder

The Case of the Postponed Murder by Erle Stanley Gardner, Alexander Cendese
When Mae Farr becomes the presumed stalking victim of wealthy playboy Penn Wentworth, she asks Perry Mason for help. Wentworth says he merely wants her for forging his name on a fat check. Farr claims he just wants her. Enter Harold Anders, a love-struck suitor from Mae’s small hometown who’s determined to ride to her rescue. But fatal gunplay leaves Wentworth dead, Mae a wanted woman, and Perry Mason in trouble.…

The Case of the Phantom Fortune

Horace Warren pays five hundred dollars to have Perry Mason attend a buffet dinner to observe his guests. He also wants Mason to investigate a fingerprint and suspects his wife is being blackmailed. Mrs Warren’s mysterious past may hold the clues

The Case of the Perjured Parrot

The Case of the Perjured Parrot (Perry Mason Series #14) by Erle Stanley Gardner
POLLY WANT A KILLER
Did the wealthy Fremont C. Sabin divorce his wife before his untimely death? That’s the multimillion-dollar question. And the right answer will mean a windfall for either the dead man’s angry son or headstrong widow. Each has accused the other of destroying Sabin’s will—and murdering Sabin. But with no document declaring who the affable eccentric intended to leave his fortune to, Perry Mason faces a particularly prickly puzzle.
Even more puzzling, however, is the talking parrot. Casanova was Fremont Sabin’s beloved pet. But the bird found at the crime scene proves to be a foul-mouthed impostor. Suffice it to say that more than a few feathers will be ruffled as Mason sets out to clip a clever killer’s wings. . . .
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The Case of the One-Eyed Witness

The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (Perry Mason Series #36) by Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason is dining peacefully at the Golden Goose cafe when he receives a mysterious phone call. The frantic woman on the other end of the line is desperate to retain Mason’s services, but suddenly vanishes during their cryptic phone conversation.
The only clues: a newspaper clipping about a blackmail case, and the combination to a safe scrawled on a paper. The case: a tangled web indeed, strung between an eccentric widower with something to hide, a sexy cigarette girl with plenty to cry about, a real estate broker with his own home on the selling block, a wife, a lover, and too many loose ends. The common denominator: murder, of course.

The Case of the Mythical Monkeys

The Case of the Mythical Monkeys by Erle Stanley Gardner, Alexander Cendese
It all began when pretty Gladys Doyle lost her way and was forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. The next morning she discovered her handsome host gone and a stranger in his place—dead as the proverbial herring.
There follows a courtroom scene in the best Perry Mason tradition, with a most reticent group of witnesses: a lady author whose realistic novel is a bit too true to life; Edgar Carlisle, equally talented at telling stories; Richard Gilman, an old hand at the disappearing act; and a smart, sharp operator never at a loss for clever plots.
Action and suspense are at their height and the adroit Mason at his legal best in this superb mystery.

The Case of the Mischievous Doll

The Case of the Mischievous Doll by Erle Stanley Gardner
A mysterious young woman, Dorrie Ambler, wishes to prove her identity to Perry Mason. She wants him to witness her appendectomy scar, claiming she has a double. The double turns out to be Minerva Minden, madcap heiress of Montrose. Mason has his work cut out for him when his investigation leads him to a dead man in an apartment building.

The Case of the Lucky Loser

The voice on the phone was young and silky. The woman it belonged to touched something soft in Perry Mason’s cool, legalistic mind. The offer she made was too intriguing to pass up. But what began as a request for a simple courtroom visit turned into an intrigue of baffling complexity — as well as one of the most cleverly rigged frame-ups of Perry’s career.
Its a case of a family blessed with millions and, riddled with scandal, a case of accidental manslaughter that explodes into a charge of airtight murder, a case of a corpse dying not once, but twice. To save his client, Perry will have to break all the rules-and more than one law.

The Case of the Lucky Legs

The Case of the Lucky Legs (Perry Mason Series #3) by Erle Stanley Gardner
The voice on the phone was young and silky. The woman it belonged to touched something soft in Perry Mason’s cool, legalistic mind. The offer she made was too intriguing to pass up. But what began as a request for a simple courtroom visit turned into an intrigue of baffling complexity — as well as one of the most cleverly rigged frame-ups of Perry’s career.
Its a case of a family blessed with millions and, riddled with scandal, a case of accidental manslaughter that explodes into a charge of airtight murder, a case of a corpse dying not once, but twice. To save his client, Perry will have to break all the rules-and more than one law.

The Case of the Lonely Heiress

The Case of the Lonely Heiress (Perry Mason Series #31) by Erle Stanley Gardner
A suspicious personal ad conceals nefarious intent—and eventually lands in the lap of Perry Mason. It appears that Marilyn Marlow inherited a small fortune from her mother, who got the sum from her wealthy employer. But now the old man’s relatives are contesting the will. Whoever sways Rose Keeling, the key witness to the signing of the will, is sure to be the victor. Enter the personal ad. Marilyn intends to find Rose a Mr. Right—in order to get the goods on her. But when Rose is murdered, Perry Mason sets out to find a gentleman caller who had a date with death. Reissue.

The Case of the Lazy Lover

The Case of the Lazy Lover (Perry Mason Series #30) by Erle Stanley Gardner
MURDER WITH COMPLICATIONS
When Perry Mason receives two mysterious checks from Lola Allred, a woman he’s never heard of, he smells trouble. A visit from Lola’s husband reveals that she has run away with her daughter’s boyfriend—a key witness in an ongoing lawsuit.
The mystery deepens when the bank finds that one of the checks is forged. Yet when homicide finally does rear its head, even the unexpected victim isn’t as surprised as Perry Mason.

The Case of the Irate Witness

The Case of the Irate Witness by Erle Stanley Gardner, Alexander Cendese
“The Case of the Irate Witness,” the mystery which is the star of this collection of 4 novelettes, is the only one that the incomparable Erle Stanley Gardner ever wrote featuring Perry Mason in short story form. Each of the stories revolves around the subject of stolen jewels and each story is a gem in itself.
In “The Case of the Irate Witness” (1953), Perry Mason sets off for a peaceful weekend’s fishing in the mountains but even here the master lawyer is unable to leave detection behind. After being stopped at a police roadblock checking on a big robbery in Jebson City, Perry Mason gets involved in defending the accused, culminating in a stunning example of Mason’s famous courtroom dexterity.
In “The Jeweled Butterfly” (1952), Peggy Castle writes a gossip column in the company paper. She gets a note that the curvy Stella is going to meet the studly Don at a local nightclub. Peggy grabs a table and waits. She ends up getting involved in a jewelry robbery case involving the company and Stella’s murder.
In “Something Like A Pelican” (1942), Leith has a knack for putting together threads of different incidents and coming up with solutions to crimes. In this story he figures out what a woman throwing a fur cape out a window has to do with missing top secret blueprints.
In “A Man Is Missing” (1946), in rural Idaho a man with amnesia is missing. He had a picture taken of himself in front of a cabin he built and sent it to his wife. He said he had bouts of amnesia following a car accident. A detective from the big city is on his way out to solve the case. Local sheriff Bill Catlin shows him country sheriffs know a thing or two.

The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands

**Supposed You had Embezzeld Some Money – **
and bet it on the nose on a long shot, at fifty to one. And the horse came in first. With your winnings you could easily replace the money you had embezzled and still have a big profit. But when you went to cash in your winning tickets, your employer was there with a cop to arrest you for embezzlement – and to take over your winnings. According to him, the money had always been his and the fact that you had made a lucky bet and intended to replace the money you had “borrowed” wouldn’t stop you from going to jail or him from collecting the profits. Would that be cause for murder?

The Case of the Howling Dog

The Case of the Howling Dog (Perry Mason Series #4) 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.
Arthur Cartwright insists on seeing Perry Mason about his neighbor’s constantly howling dog. When Mason gets a district attorney to issue a warning to the neighbor, Clinton Foley, Foley claims that Cartwright is insane. Mason nearly starts to believe him when Cartwright draws up a will leaving everything to Foley’s wife. That’s why he pays a visit to Clinton Foley’s house, where he finds a missing wife, a poisoned dog, and a corpse.