Some think they saw a ghost, but it is a real live woman with a taste for trouble and a talent getting out of it. Her half sister hires Perry Mason to investigate her latest escapade.
Perry Mason is surprised to hear that someone wants to consult him about a sick goldfish, and the case also concerns a crooked partner, a secret formula, and a gold-digging ingenue accused of murder.
Perry Mason rescues an attractive client who is involved in murder and blackmail.
The mysterious murder of an eccentric millionaire who studied gorillas as a hobby is unraveled by Perry Mason with the help of the diaries of a supposed suicide.
Scott and Marion Shelby are aboard their yacht. Scott is concerned about his oil lease on an island that is up for sale and Marion is occupied by her discovery that her husband is unfaithful. When Scott's dead body ends up overboard and half-awake Marion holds a gun in her hand, it's time for another passenger, Perry Mason, to look into the matter.
A cigarette girl in San Francisco leaves her job and the city abruptly, and hitchhikes to LA, but gets in a car wreck with a would-be Romeo, waking up in the hospital to find herself charged with his death.
Perry Mason has no hesitation about defending penniless ex-salesman Albert Brogan against a charge of armed robbery. That's because nightclub hostess Inez Kaylor's testimony will guarantee that the accusations against the alleged hold-up mon won't hold up in court. But when the hostess has the bad manners to stand Mason up instead of taking the stand, Perry's defense may not have a leg to stand on. Failure to find the AWOL witness in forty-eight hours could cost an innocent man his liberty and his life, when the prosecution serves up a shocking new charge of murder! But the high-tailing hostess has a host of her own secrets, and a cast of shady characters -- from Los Angeles to Las Vegas -- is determined to keep them (and her) hidden. It all adds up to a whirlwind working weekend for Mason: if he cant get the goods -- and the girl -- by Monday morning when the gavel falls, so will the ax. . .
In this story, Arthur Cartright seeks out Perry Mason's advice on a neighborhood dog that keeps him awake with its howling. Seems like a strange premise for a story. But before you know it, things blossom and Perry is in the middle of another murder. Cartright's neighbor is dead; Cartright has disappeared; and Cartright's wife, who was posing as the neighbor's wife, is accused of the murder.
Perry Mason senses from his first glance that the shapely young woman carrying a caged canary is involved in much more than a traffic accident, and as usual, his hunch proves right.
Criminal attorney Perry Mason receives two retainer checks by mail--both are signed by Lola Allred, but one is forged. Unfortunately, Lola disappears, and her husband claims she has run away with his best friend, Robert Fleetwood. Perry tracks down Lola just as she is implicated in a murder.
Mason defends a woman accused of murdering the man who murdered her father. He does so by juggling identical guns until no one knows what is what. The car dealer and his newlywed son are involved.
Young Marjorie Clune's best asset is her greatest misfortune: a pair of exquisite legs. They attract the perfect heel, a self- professed movie promoter named Frank Patton, whose scam seems even more flawless than Marjorie's lissome limbs. When the hype clears, the local chamber of commerce is many dollars poorer, Marjorie's been hung out to dry, and Patton's been found with the knife of Marjorie's lover implanted in his chest. Only two key factors can free Marjorie from a nightmare of accusation not even she can take in stride: the question of whether a certain door was locked or unlocked at the time of the crime; and a single cunning lie her lawyer Perry Mason will have to tell to catch a killer. ...
Perry Mason is hired to identify a woman based on an appendix scar because she fears that looking like an heiress may lead to a setup for her arrest. Mason later defends the heiress on murder charges.
While dining at a restaurant after a grueling day, Perry Mason and his secretary, Della Street, find the proprietor angered by the sudden walkout of one of his waitresses. She leaves behind an old mink coat which ends up offering a number of clues to Perry in his next murder case.
Perry Mason is hired by a woman whose husband is having an affair to wreck it, then defends her on a murder charge.
From the back of the book: 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 scrap of 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...
When eccentric millionaire Fremont Sabin is murdered in his mountain cabin, his talking parrot is replaced by a screaming imposter. Sabin's son, Charles, and his wife accuse each other. Charles hires attorney Perry Mason to find his father's killer. 1939.
Evelyn Bagby said she was innocent but she had been seen stealing from the suitcase, the diamond necklace was found in her room, she had the best of motives for killing the two-timing actor, the victim's head was covered by a pillow slip from her bed, and the murder weapon was in her possession. One of Perry Mason's toughest cases!
Perry Mason is almost stumped by the case of the Klondike millionaire imprisoned in Seattle and wanted for murdering the same man in both Alaska and California.
A baby-peddling doctor is murdered, and Mason's client, John Kirby, is lying. The famous lawyer must discover the killer's identity before Hamilton Burger can crucify both Kirby and Mason's professional ethics in court. Suspects abound, from the screaming woman heard at the crime scene, to John Kirby, to the second woman seen fleeing out the back door ...
After her well-to-do Aunt Sarah is caught shoplifting, Virginia Trent is convinced she needs to seek psychiatric help for kleptomania. So why does Virginia turn to legal eagle Perry Mason? Because a cache of valuable diamonds--left in Sarah's care--has suddenly vanished into thin air. Virginia thinks Sarah swiped the stones, but gem dealer Austin Cullens begs to differ. In fact, he's prepared to forgive and forget--until he is mysteriously murdered and Sarah is caught running from the crime scene. Now it appears the lady with the sticky fingers may have blood on her hands. ...
A dynamic young businesswoman is in danger of losing control of her flower shop, and someone sends poisoned bonbons to a nightclub hostess. Mason must reacquire some stock and defend the businesswoman. This novel is the first to feature Lt. Arthur Tragg.
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