By Erle Stanley Gardner
Criminal attorney and bestselling secret writer Erle Stanley Gardner wrote approximately one hundred fifty novels that experience offered three hundred million copies around the globe. Now, the yankee Bar organization is bringing again his most renowned and enduring novels―featuring legal safety legal professional and sleuth Perry Mason―in amazing exchange paperback versions.
Unfortunately, Marjorie Clune's legs will not be as fortunate as they first appear―when motion picture promoter Frank Patton's hype clears, it truly is seen his "lucky legs" contest and the flicks that have been speculated to persist with used to be a fraud. while Patton is located with Marjorie's lover's knife in his chest, Perry Mason needs to exonerate the younger girl and locate the true killer.
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The reply to what? " "The solution to everything," he advised her. "And i do not brain telling you, Marjorie, that during many ways i have been a rattling idiot. " She stared at him and shivered just a little. "You glance completely chilly, if you happen to examine me that way," she acknowledged, "as even though you have been in a position to whatever. " "Perhaps," he informed her, "I am in a position to something. " He pulled one other cigarette from his pocket, walked to the wardrobe, tore the cigarette in , picked out a number of grains of tobacco, pulled out the decrease lid of his left eye and dropped the grains into position. Then he pulled out the decrease lid of his correct eye and dropped a number of grains of tobacco into that, to boot. He rubbed his eyes along with his knuckles. Marjorie Clune sat upright in mattress to stare at him with curious fascination. Tears streamed from Perry Mason's eyes and trickled down his cheeks. He groped his approach to the wash stand, splashed chilly water in his eyes, dried them on a towel and thought of himself within the reflect. His eyes have been crimson and bloodshot. He nodded his delight, moistened his palms in water from the faucet, drew them round the inside of neckband of his blouse until eventually his collar used to be wet and crumpled, then he pulled his tie just a little to at least one facet and once again surveyed the impact within the replicate. "Okay, Marjorie," he acknowledged, "wait right here till I get back, and make sure you chunk gum. " He walked to the door, opened it, stepped into the hall with out a unmarried backward look, and pulled the door close in the back of him. bankruptcy XV PERRY MASON walked the size of the hall, trying to find the freight elevator. At size he came across it and pressed the button, expecting the cage to return lumbering as much as the 6th ground. while it arrived, he pulled open the door, bought within the cage and pressed the button marked luggage ROOM. the massive elevator moved slowly down the shaft and got here at size to a jolting cease. Perry Mason opened the 2 doorways, and stepped out into the luggage room. A uniformed porter, seated at a table, checked out him with wondering, uncordial eyes. Perry Mason staggered opposed to the door of the elevator, lurched for 2 steps, paused, took a deep breath, and grinned fatuously on the guy in uniform. "Came f'r m' trunk," stated Perry Mason. "What trunk? " requested the porter, with hostility in his voice. Perry Mason grinned and fished round via his wallet, eventually bringing out a roll of accounts. He pulled out a one buck invoice and lurched throughout to the porter. He passed over the invoice; then, simply because the porter used to be approximately to take it, jerked it again. "Thash no longer 'nuff," Perry Mason stated. He took a 5 buck invoice from the roll, appeared that speculatively, shook his head in solemn negation, explored the roll of accounts, and pulled out a twenty. The porter's palm used to be eagerly prolonged. The porter's arms clutched on the invoice. The glance of unsmiling hostility left his face. He pocketed the invoice, acquired to his toes with an amiable grin. "Have you were given the fee for the trunk? " he requested. Perry Mason shook his head. "Can't locate it," he stated.