The Case Of The Irate Witness And Other Stories-Erle Stanley Gardner

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.

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I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.
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