The Case of the Gilded Lily

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781471908644

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The ingredients were quite simple: one middle-aged tycoon with a lovely young wife; one oh-so-apologetic visitor to the tycoon’s office; one devoted secretary, graduate of a correspondence course of How to Be a Detective.

But when these ingredients were combined and brought to the boil with the addition of one inflammable blonde – the result was murder.

And when Perry Mason was called in to clean up the kitchen, he found that too many cooks almost spoiled the broth.


Kingpin among the mystery writers
With Perry Mason, Erle Stanley Gardner introduced to American letters the notion of the lawyer as a hero - and a detective - which were remarkable innovations. He even gave defence lawyers a good name to boot. His Mason books remain tantalising on every page and brilliant
Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent and Testimony
Still as tricky on the turns, Perry Mason stays his jump and a half ahead of the police and his permanent opponent, the D. A., when he contracts to acquit Bedford whose younger wife's fraudulent past is a basis for blackmail
For fans of classic hard-boiled whodunits, this is a time machine back to an exuberant era of snappy patter, stakeouts, and double-crosses
The bestselling author of the century ... a master storyteller