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Perry Mason Solves the Case of the Buried Clock
Harley Raymand returns to Kenvale, California as a Purple Heart veteran of the war. All he really wants is time to convalesce in the peaceful atmosphere of his hometown. He is invited to stay at the cabin of some family friends and finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery that only Perry Mason can solve. Adele Blane is the daughter of a well to do banker. Her family owns the cabin. As the story line goes it appears that she an Harley were more...
Perry Mason Solves the Case of the Deadly Toy
Norda Allison realises that she is marrying the wrong man, when she saw him slapping his son for interrupting their conversation. She is terrified and calls off the wedding, only to earn his wrath. She starts receiving anonymous clippings in her mail, of stories in which suitors killed their former fiancees. A few days later, Mervin slaps Norda's boyfriend Nate Benedict, and claims it to be self defense. Mervin's previous wife, Lorraine Selkirk Jennin...
The Case of the Dangerous Dowager
Matilda Benson approaches Perry Mason, the lawyer, to recover the IOUs that her grand daughter Sylvia Oxman had written off to clear her gambling debts with a gambling ship that cruises just beyond the twelve-mile limit. Her marriage being on the rocks, Sylvia's husband will use these against her in the divorce proceedings to get the custody of their child. The owners of the gambling ship know about this, and it only makes matters worse. Although Matilda...
The Case of the Footloose Doll
Unlike the usual Perry Mason stories which usually start with a distraght person approaching Mason for help, this book starts with the story of an attractive secretary in California, engaged to the most eligible bachelor in town. But something goes wrong, and her fiance confesses to having embezzled funds in the company where he worked. Humiliated and hurt, she just wants to run away. She packs up and leaves, and on the way picks up a hitchhiker. The...

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The Case of the Horrified Heirs
This book is another entry in the long line of Perry Mason Mysteries. The book opens with Lauretta Trent in the hospital because of stomach problems .Lauretta Trent is extremely rich and has a lot of relatives living with her. All of these relatives livefor the day when she will die and they will inherit her money. The Trent residence is a big mansion with Lauretta's sisters and husbands, plus housekeeper, maid, cook, chauffeur, and nurse. Lau...
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop
Bishop William Mallory from Australia comes to Mason for help with an inheritance problem. He claims that the wealthy Renwold C. Brownley had years ago sabotaged his son's marriage and driven his wife, Julia Branner, to give her baby girl up for adoption. After his son died, the grandfather started hunting for his lost grand-daughter and the detective agencies he hired have now brought a young woman who claims to be the long lost heir. Julia claims that ...


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