A Perry Mason story from 1953 and three stories from 1942,46,52. This is a good collection and the stories are different from each other and very entertaining and clever.
“The Case Of The Irate Witness” (1953) – Perry Mason wants to take a break and do some fishing. He ends up defending a man in a company town accused of robbery.
“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.
“Something Like A Pelican” (“Lester Leith,Financier”) (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
“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 sheriff’s know a thing or two.