Case Of The Lame Canary

The Case of the Lame Canary
by Erle Stanley Gardner

Criminal lawyer and bestselling mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote nearly 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Now, the American Bar Association is bringing back his most famous and enduring novels–featuring criminal defense lawyer and sleuth Perry Mason–in striking trade paperback editions. Perry Mason doesn’t usually handle divorce cases, but this one’s a doozy: sisters Rita Swaine and Rosalind Prescott have intertwined romantic histories and questionable taste in men. Perry Mason finds himself embroiled in a shady insurance scam and a lawsuit, while also dealing with a murdered man, a nosy neighbor, and a canary with suspiciously short claws.

The Case of the Lame Canary
by Erle Stanley Gardner

When a murdered man is found in the home of shady insurance adjustor Walter Prescott, a simple divorce case turns into a courtroom puzzler, as Perry Mason follows the clues to catch a killer. Reissue.

The Case of the Careless Kitten
by Erle Stanley Gardner

Helen Kendal’s woes begin when she receives a phone call from her vanished uncle Franklin, long presumed dead, who urges her to make contact with criminal defense attorney Perry Mason; soon after, she finds herself the main suspect in the murder of an unfamiliar man. Her kitten has just survived a poisoning attempt, as has her aunt Matilda, the woman who always maintained that Franklin was alive in spite of his disappearance.

Lucky that Helen took her uncle’s advice and contacted Perry Mason–he immediately takes her as a client. But while it’s clear that all the occurrences are connected, and that their connection will prove her innocence, the links in the case are too obscure to be recognized even by the attorney’s brilliantly deductive mind. Risking disbarment for his unorthodox methods, he endeavors to outwit the police and solve the puzzle himself, enlisting the help of his secretary Della Street, his private eye Paul Drake, and the unlikely but invaluable aid of a careless but very clever kitten in the process.

Reprinted for the first time in over twenty years, The Case of the Careless Kitten is one of the most highly praised cases in the iconic Perry Mason series, which need not be read in any particular order.


The Case Of The Perjured Parrot
by Erle Stanley Gardner

The only witness to a millionaire’s murder is a parrot that keeps repeating phrases that may identify the killer.

The Case of the Counterfeit Eye
by Erle Stanley Gardner

It’s not hard to see that wealthy businessman Hartley Bassett has killed himself. There’s the typewritten suicide note and three guns lying near his body. But for Perry Mason, that’s evidence overkill! The legendary lawyer knows that there’d been trouble in Bassett’s life: his wife wanted out, and his stepson hated him And there’s the man with the glass eye who hired Mason even before the missing orb was found clutched in the deceased Bassett’s hand…

Perry Mason
by Erle Stanley Gardner

Seven intriguing mysteries featuring the talents of the inimitable Perry Mason include The Foot-Loose Doll, The Glamorous Ghost, The Long-Legged Models, The Lucky Loser, The Screaming Woman, The Terrified Typist, and The Waylaid Wolf.

The Case of the Shoplifter’s Shoe
by Erle Stanley Gardner

A shoplifting case puts Prry Mason of the trail of some mssing diamonds.

The Case of the Substitute Face
by Erle Stanley Gardner

While enjoying a leisurely ocean cruise in the company of secretary Della Street, Perry Mason is approached by a passenger who is worried about the well-being of her husband. Not long afterward, her husband is seen jumping off the ship, an apparent suicide-but when the body is recovered, it turns out that he was shot. Accused of murder, the wife puts her fate in the hands of Perry, who in the course of piecing things together unearths the fact that the husband had once accepted a huge bribe while serving on a jury. The case takes many shocking twists and turns before revealing its surprising conclusion. With the reissue of this iconic series–many titles of which have not been in print for years–it is our hope at Ankerwycke to introduce a whole new generation of reasers to the investigative brilliance of Perry Mason and the masterful storytelling of Erle Stanley Gardner, drawing together a new and connected family of fans throughout the world.

Just Another Sucker
by James Hadley Chase

A man will do almost anything when a rich and beautiful woman offers him fifty thousand dollars just to make a telephone call. But when that telephone call is part of a fake kidnap plan to extract five hundred thousand dollars from one of the richest men in the world, only a sucker would gamble on the deal paying off in his favour.

Harry Barber is a sucker. After three and a half years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, with no job and no money, he is the perfect target of a brilliant plan to frame him for the brutal murder of a young girl.



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