I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason
Morrow, June 2004, 23.95, 288 pp.
Thirty nine year-old Cece Caruso makes a decent living writing biographies about mystery authors but her latest subject Erle Stanley Gardner is giving her a bit of trouble. She has all of the research done and much of the book is written but she doesn't have a sense of knowing the man. While trying to get over her writer's block, she comes across a letter written in 1958 by Joseph Albacco, Jr. fr... Not a Girl Detective
CeCe Caruso is an Italian-American biographer of dead mystery writers. Her current project is the Stratemeyer Syndicate, creators of Nancy Drew. Thus, the novel is liberally peppered with information about Nancy Drew, the syndicate, and the fan culture that developed around the famous sleuth.
Cece delivers a rare Nancy Drew book to an eccentric "Blue Nancy" collector who, interested in her research, shows her his entire collection and offers her the...