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The Case Of The Stuttering Bishop

The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (Perry Mason Series #9) by Erle Stanley Gardner, Alexander Cendese
Julia Branner insists her marriage was sabotaged by her millionaire father-in-law, who forced her to give up her baby girl for adoption. Now, years later, a young woman appears, claiming to be Julia’s long-lost daughter. But Julia insists the heir-apparent is a fake—and vows to keep the family fortune from falling into the wrong hands.
Abetted by a bishop with questionable credentials, Julia plans to expose the imposter. But things take a devilish turn when the curious cleric vanishes and Julia’s father-in-law is murdered. Charged with the killing, Julia turns to Perry Mason. But with overwhelming odds against him, Perry may not have a prayer.…

The Case of the Sleepwalker’s Niece

Peter Kent’s niece hires Perry Mason to help protect him from the attempts of his wife and business partner to take control of his assets, but when a bloody knife is found under Kent’s pillow, he becomes a murder suspect

The Case of the Singing Skirt

The Case of the Singing Skirt: A Perry Mason Mystery by Erle Stanley Gardner, Morrow
Ellen Robb does more than just sing for her supper — she also dances and sells cigarettes in a two-bit gambling parlor in a one-horse town. But when she hits a sour note with her scheming employer by refusing to help fleece a fat-cat customer in a crooked card game, she finds herself out of all three jobs. That’s when she sings her song of woe to Perry Mason, who promises to turn her blues into greenbacks with the help of his crack team, Della Street and Paul Drake, and a hefty lawsuit.
Things are humming along just fine — until murder interrupts the merry melody of Mason’s crafty legal maneuvers. When the vindictive wife of Ellen Robb’s not-so-secret lover turns up shot to death, Mason is certain it’s a frame-up — and that his songbird client’s belligerent boss is to blame. Until his own gun is found at the scene. The cocksure Mason will have to change his tune — and do some quick thinking — or else this case could be his swan song.
The Perry Mason 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 Silent Partner

Successful florist Mildred Faulkner finds that the flower business is no bed of roses when arch-competitor Harry Peavis secretly buys stock in her small, family-owned corporation. While Peavis proposes a partnership, Mildred suspects he’s really plotting a power play.So to keep the scurrilous shareholder from muscling her out, she seeks Perry Mason’s expertise.
But even the legendary legal eagle may be stymied when Mildred’s company is plundered by her ne’er-do-well brother-in-law to pay off a gambling debt. The money trail leads to a nightclub hostess and her boss. And when one is poisoned, and the other murdered, the trail of evidence leads right back to Mildred. Mason know the feisty florist is no shrinking violet…but does she have the pluck to be a cold-blooded killer?

The Case of the Shapely Shadow

When a restless and sexually adventurous tycoon sets himself up for blackmail, Perry Mason finds an eyeful of glamour means a fistful of trouble…
Was the shapely shadow that followed Morley Theilman, his beautiful ex-showgirl wife…his attractive ex-wife who still carried a torch…or his pretty secretary disguised as a Plain Jane?
And which of these lovelies would kill the goose that laid the golden egg?
In the courtroom the DA is poised for the knockout but Perry beats the punch with some fast legal footwork…

The Case of the Screaming Woman

The Case of the Screaming Woman by Erle Stanley Gardner
Joan Kirby doesn’t believe her husband’s story about picking up a stranded woman in the middle of the night and dropping her off at a hotel. She asks Perry Mason to cross-examine him. Mason uncovers a much murkier trail involving murder, illegal adoption, stolen narcotics and blackmail.

The Case of the Runaway Corpse

The Case of the Runaway Corpse (Perry Mason Series #44) by Erle Stanley Gardner
Her husband was stealing her money, while accusing her of a plot to poison him — or so claims the frightened young Mrs. Myrna Davenport. She wants Perry Mason to find the incriminating note her husband left for the authorities accusing her of murder — especially now that Davenport is dying.
Perry finds the envelope, but it’s filled with blank paper. Then Davenport does die, or so everyone thinks until his alleged corpse climbs out a window and drives away — straight into a prepared open grave in another county.
With Davenport finally dead, Perry could become a possible accessory to murder. And though the victim died twice, Perry gets only one clear shot at saving his client — and himself.

The Case of the Reluctant Model

The Case of the Reluctant Model by Erle Stanley Gardner, Alexander Cendese
Art student Maxine Lindsay, as the guest of her mentor, art dealer Colin Durant, attends a reception aboard the yacht of millionaire Otto Olney, who is unveiling his newest purchase, a $130,000 Gauguin. When Durant confides that the painting is a fake, Maxine becomes involved in a complicated series of deceptions. Soon gallery owner Leslie Rankin threatens Maxine. Perry Mason is called in, a beatnik artist is accused of painting the fake, and Durant is found fully clothed in Maxine’s shower, shot dead with her pistol.

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
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. . . .

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.