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The Case of the Cautious Coquette

When Perry Mason questioned Lucille Barton, she lied about her past, about her many marriages, about her gun, about her boyfriends. Then the murders began. And the cops turned up evidence that clearly pointed to one killer–Perry Mason!

The Case of the Caretaker’s Cat

*Erle Stanley Gardner is cited by the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the #1 bestselling writer of all time.
In his will, Peter Laxter guaranteed his faithful caretaker a job and a place to live for life. But Laxter’s grandson Sam says the deal doesn’t include the caretaker’s cat. When Perry Mason takes the case, he finds there’s much more at stake than an old man’s cat — a million dollars to be exact. And as he investigates, he finds a web of greed and treachery among the heirs. But which one actually pulled off the almost perfect crime?

The Case of the Careless Kitten: A Perry Mason Mystery

The Case of the Careless Kitten: A Perry Mason Mystery by Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason seeks the link between a poisoned kitten, a murdered man, and a mysterious voice from the pastHelen Kendal’s woes begin when she receives a phone call from her vanished uncle Franklin, long presumed dead, who urges her to make contact with criminal defense attorney Perry Mason; soon after, she finds herself the main suspect in the murder of an unfamiliar man. Her kitten has just survived a poisoning attempt, as has her aunt Matilda, the woman who always maintained that Franklin was alive in spite of his disappearance.Lucky that Helen took her uncle’s advice and contacted Perry Mason—he immediately takes her as a client. But while it’s clear that all the occurrences are connected, and that their connection will prove her innocence, the links in the case are too obscure to be recognized even by the attorney’s brilliantly deductive mind. Risking disbarment for his unorthodox methods, he endeavors to outwit the police and solve the puzzle himself, enlisting the help of his secretary Della Street, his private eye Paul Drake, and the unlikely but invaluable aid of a careless but very clever kitten in the process.Reprinted for the first time in over twenty years,The Case of the Careless Kittenis one of the most highly praised cases in the iconic Perry Mason series, which need not be read in any particular order.

The Case of the Calendar Girl

Contracter George Ansley skids off the road from criminal Meredith Borden, shot dead that night. He drops off Beatrice, but she kisses and distracts him with long legs. California lawyer Perry Mason finds the real Beatrice books models, including bruised Dawn, ex-wife to Frank Ferney, whose girlfriend model Loretta, claims Dawn kidnapped her and shot Meredith.

The Case of the Buried Clock

The Case of the Buried Clock (Perry Mason Series #22) by Erle Stanley Gardner
When the evidence on the murder of an embezzler points to the victim’s wife, her father makes a point of calling in Perry Mason for help. It’s up to the legendary legal eagle to unravel the case’s most baffling mystery–a buried clock at the scene of the crime. But as time runs short, the ticking of the clock sounds more and more like the rattling of family skeletons that everyone wants silenced. Reissue.

The Case of the Borrowed Brunette

A strange newspaper ad for a brunette with specific measurements gets Eve Martell in trouble and provides Perry Mason with a baffling murder to solve.

The Case of the Blonde Bonanza

The Case of the Blonde Bonanza by Erle Stanley Gardner, Alexander Cendese
Mason gives Della Street two weeks’ vacation! That is, it was supposed to be a vacation, but Della turned it into a busman’s holiday.
Target of interest was a well-stacked blonde—one who incredibly stashed away five enormous meals a day. Her name was Dianne, and when Mason unexpectedly appeared, he and Della discovered she had signed a contract to gain weight quickly in order to model clothes for “stylish stouts.” Perry smelled a rat, and when he read the contract he found a nest of them. One led straight to murder.…

The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde

She was a good-looking blonde and fighting mad when she came to Perry Mason’s office. She wanted mason to take action against her employer’s stepson, a particularly obnoxious young man who had knocked her down when she resisted his advances.
Perry was sympathetic. he took action at once – and got $1,500.00 for
Diana and a $500.00 fee for himself. Case dismissed.
But the very next night, the girl who shared Diana’s apartment was found murdered. At the scene of the crime, the police found two vital clues: the murder weapon, a pistol covered with Diana’s fingerprints, and her bag containing a receipt for his services, signed “Perry Mason per Della Street”.
Now Perry mason really had a case!

The Case of the Bigamous Spouse

Gwynn Elston learns that her best friend’s husband already has a wife and family, but when he is found murdered Gwynn must ask Perry Mason to defend her against a murder charge.

The Case of the Beautiful Beggar

A beautiful young woman seeks the help of the world-famous lawyer to free her frail, wealthy uncle from the clutches of a conniving half brother. But the police believe she may be a murderer. Could they be right? Or will Perry Mason and his clever assistants, Paul Drake and Della Street be able to prove her innocence?

The Case of the Baited Hook

The Case of the Baited Hook (Perry Mason Series #16) 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. . . .