Category Archives: Perry Mason

The Case Of The Postponed Murder-Erle Stanley Gardner (1973) (The last Perry Mason book)

It’s been a long ride since “The Case Of The Velvet Claws” in 1933. Perry started out as a tough guy but calmed down by the late 30’s, early 40’s to using his brain more than his brawn. It was … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Phantom Fortune-Erle Stanley Gardner (1964)

Perry Mason is back to his 30’s and 40’s tough guy persona as he threatens to kill a blackmailer and could end up in jail thanks to the efforts of his nemesis D.A. Hamilton Burger. This is one of the … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Ice Cold Hands-Erle Stanley Gardner (1962)

This is one of the few Perry Mason books with a jury trial instead of a preliminary hearing. His client lies to him a lot but as usual he keeps faith because she’s a client. At the trial Perry’s nemesis … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Screaming Woman-Erle Stanley Gardner (1957)

More simplistic than the usual Perry Mason mystery. It’s not bad but not a must read in the series. Joan Kirby calls Perry. She wants to hire him to cross examine her husband John. The night before he says he … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Lucky Legs (1935)

Perry Mason played for laughs. Warren William is Perry and Genevieve Tobin is a very appealing Della Street. No Paul Drake. No hearings or trials. Allen Jenkins is a comedy investigator named Spudsy. Frank Patton scams small town businesses into … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Runaway Corpse-Erle Stanley Gardner (1954)

Another good entry in the Perry Mason series. Some great characters in this one and there’s even a nice D.A. to challenge Perry. Two women with twenty minutes to catch a plane come into Perry’s office. One is the mousy … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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