This is Perry Mason and Erle Stanley Gardner at their best.
This is Perry Mason and Erle Stanley Gardner at their best. The plot is clever, Mason is even more clever, and there isn't a dull moment. The protagonist, Rhoda Montaine, is human enough to be both fallible and likable. The huge popularity of the series puzzles me. It was in competition with the classic noir mysteries of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler and Gardner's writing (while competent) isn't in the same class. I think it can be explained by the fact that Gardner's books, while undeniably hard-boiled and having an edgy West Coast feel to them, were rather sanitized versions of this genre. You could give your Grandma a copy of the latest Perry Mason for Christmas.
This is the fifth book in Erle Stanley Gardner's long-running Perry Mason series, originally published in 1934. Once again they put it all on the line for their client
This is the fifth book in Erle Stanley Gardner's long-running Perry Mason series, originally published in 1934. By then, at least according to the storyline, Perry and his principal associates, Della Street and Paul Drake, were already in the prime of life and Perry had already mounted an impressive record of courtroom victories. Once again they put it all on the line for their client. In the Case of the Curious Bride they take on the smugness of inherited wealth, the evil of con men who prey on women and a District Attorneys who rush to judgement.
The Case of the Curious Bride is a 1935 mystery film, the second in a series of four starring Warren William as Perry Mason, following The Case of the Howling Dog. The script was based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Erle Stanley Gardner, published by William Morrow and Company, which proved to be one of the most popular of all the Perry Mason novels. The movie marked Errol Flynn's first appearance in a Hollywood film. He appears twice, as a corpse and in flashback towards the end.
Perry Mason - the most famous criminal lawyer in fiction, whose mental agility once again baffles the District Attorney's offic. The woman was nervous. elen Crocker - a seemingly diffident soul who is most anxious to secure information for "a friend. ella Street - the perfect secretary, whose insight into human nature is a valuable asset to her bos. Her eyes held the eyes of the lawyer for a moment, then slithered away to the booklined walls, as the eyes of an animal survey the bars of a cage. Sit down," said Perry Mason.
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First published in 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride is the 5th Perry Mason . There are plenty of twists and turns in this mystery surrounding Rhoda Montaine, who is accused of murder and it certainly looks.
First published in 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride is the 5th Perry Mason book by Erle Stanley Gardner. An attractive young woman calls at Perry Mason’s office to inquire if a friend can marry again without getting a divorce as her husband had been presumed killed in an air accident seven years previously. Mason sees sinister implications and as a result of his investigations – helped by his secretary Della Street – dramatic developments lead to a court case in which the tables are turned on the police. There are plenty of twists and turns in this mystery surrounding Rhoda Montaine, who is accused of murder and it certainly looks as though she is guilty.
Criminal lawyer and bestselling mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote nearly 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide.
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