Erle Stanley Gardner
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5.9 hrs • Mar/14/2017 • Unabridged
After catching his shady son-in-law, Jack Hardisty, in the act of embezzling, wealthy banker Vincente Blane plans to hang him out to dry. Then murder turns Blane’s restful mountain retreat into Hardisty’s final resting place.When the evidence points to wronged wife Millicent, her father makes a point of calling in Perry Mason. And it’s up to the legendary legal eagle to unravel the case’s most baffling mystery: a buried clock at the murder scene. But as time runs short, the ticking of the clock sounds more and more like the rattling of family skeletons that everyone wants silenced.Available Formats:6.8 hrs • Feb/28/2017 • Unabridged
A spanking-new tin can, secretly placed among the rows of Mrs. Florence Gentrie’s preserves, contains not a speck of food—but it does carry one very damning clue to a murder that took place right next door. Such an unsavory discovery in such an unlikely place can’t help but pique the curiosity of a dedicated mystery hunter like Perry Mason.But the real mystery about this murder is who—and where—is the victim? Upstairs neighbor Elston A. Karr heard the telltale sounds of foul play, but his foul temperament (and his own dark secrets) make him most uncooperative. It takes a second murder to clear up the mystery of the missing body—and to make Perry Mason the next prime candidate to disappear.…Available Formats:5.8 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
Successful florist Mildred Faulkner finds that the flower business is no bed of roses when arch-competitor Harry Peavis secretly buys stock in her small, family-owned business. To keep from being muscled out of her own company, Mildred goes to Perry Mason. But the legal eagle is stymied when Mildred's company is plundered by her brother-in-law to pay off gambling debts. The money trail leads to a nightclub hostess and her boss. When both are found dead, the trail of evidence leads back to Mildred.Available Formats:6.3 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
Aspiring actress Stephane Olger just wants to be in pictures. But she may end up in mug shots instead when she gets herself caught up in a crime. Shortly after quitting her job and moving to Hollywood, she is picked up by a well-dressed man while hitchhiking. The man loses control of the car and they end up in a horrible accident. Both Stephane and the driver escape unscathed but the strange man flees the scene leaving Stephane to face a charge of manslaughter.Stephane’s rich uncle hires Perry Mason to defend her and he and the private detective Paul Drake immediately start gathering evidence. It turns out that the car, of course, was stolen, and belongs to a Hollywood producer who has been in contact with the mystery man who is from San Francisco. A woman has been promised a job by him, but is given one by Perry Mason instead. She, too, disappears, and in another room of the hotel her luggage is found with a man who has been shot. In the courtroom Perry Mason discovers many other facts, but in the meantime the film producer’s chauffeur is murdered, making his task much harder.It’s up to Perry Mason to find the truth behind a suspicious scenario starring a menacing movie mogul, a hoodwinked housewife, and a man no one has ever seen—alive!Available Formats:5.7 hrs • Jan/27/2017 • Unabridged
Unlucky in LoveYears ago Alden Leeds found a rich vein of gold in the Klondike. Now his greedy relatives fear he’s planning to throw his fortune away on a gold-digging spouse, Emily Milicant. So to prevent the two from joining in holy matrimony, they commit their affluent kin to a sanitarium on a trumped-up charge.Then Leeds escapes, only to end up in the company of Emily’s blackmailing brother, John, a manufacturer of fixed dice, rolling bones that always come up seven. But when John is murdered—with Leeds’s fingerprints found all over the apartment—Perry Mason must crack a baffling case before his client bumps from the nut house to the jail house.…Available Formats:5.8 hrs • Jan/27/2017 • Unabridged
Who was that masked woman? That was the question plaguing Perry Mason. No one loves a good mystery more than Mason—but being asked to represent a client who is concealing her identity, not to mention the particulars of her case, has given even the legendary legal eagle a case of ruffled feathers. Yet the intriguing cloak-and-dagger tactics have Perry hopelessly hooked. As for the silent siren behind the mask, is she heiress Byrl Gailord or penniless Adelle Hastings? Both women have ties to a man named Tidings, a man who may be a protector or predator. A man who could answer a lot of tough questions—if only he hadn't been murdered.Available Formats:6.9 hrs • Jan/13/2017 • Unabridged
After her well-to-do Aunt Sarah is caught shoplifting, Virginia Trent is convinced she needs to seek psychiatric help for kleptomania. So why does Virginia turn to legal eagle Perry Mason? Because a cache of valuable diamonds—left in Sarah’s care—has suddenly vanished into thin air.Virginia thinks Sarah swiped the stones, but gem dealer Austin Cullens begs to differ. In fact, he’s prepared to forgive and forget—until he is mysteriously murdered and Sarah is caught running from the crime scene. Now it appears the lady with the sticky fingers may have blood on her hands.Available Formats:5.2 hrs • Jan/13/2017 • Unabridged
Did Wealthy Fremont Sabin divorce his wife before his untimely death? That’s the multimillion-dollar question. And the right answer will mean a windfall for either the dead man’s angry son or headstrong widow. Each has accused the other of destroying Sabin’s will—and murdering Sabin. But with no document declaring to whom the affable eccentric intended to leave his fortune, Perry Mason faces a prickly puzzle.Even more puzzling, however, is the talking parrot. Casanova was Fremont Sabin’s beloved pet. But the bird found at the crime scene proves to be a foul-mouthed impostor. Suffice it to say that more than a few feathers will be ruffled as Mason sets out to clip a clever killer’s wings.Available Formats:6.8 hrs • Dec/27/2016 • Unabridged
While enjoying a leisurely ocean cruise in the company of secretary Della Street, Perry Mason is approached by passenger who is worried about the wellbeing 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.Available Formats:6.1 hrs • Dec/06/2016 • Unabridged
When Matilda Benson solicits the help of Perry Mason, her request seems simple enough: cruise to a gambling ship moored just beyond the twelve-mile limit and buy back the IOUs signed by Miss Benson’s niece. But after Mason reaches the floating casino, he discovers problems aplenty—most notably the ship’s owner with a bullet hole through his head. Strangely enough, Matilda and her niece are also on board that night…when someone tosses a gun over the railing. Does Perry Mason’s client have something to hide?Available Formats:5.6 hrs • Dec/06/2016 • Unabridged
Julia Branner insists her marriage was sabotaged by her millionaire father-in-law, who forced her to give up her baby girl for adoption. Now, years later, a young woman appears, claiming to be Julia’s long-lost daughter. But Julia insists the heir-apparent is a fake—and vows to keep the family fortune from falling into the wrong hands.Abetted by a bishop with questionable credentials, Julia plans to expose the imposter. But things take a devilish turn when the curious cleric vanishes and Julia’s father-in-law is murdered. Charged with the killing, Julia turns to Perry Mason. But with overwhelming odds against him, Perry may not have a prayer.Available Formats:5.8 hrs • Nov/22/2016 • Unabridged
Peter Kent was known to be a sleepwalker. So when Philip Rease turns up dead at a house party and a bloody knife is found under Kent’s pillow, it seems like an open-and-shut case. But there are people who’d like to see both Kent and Rease out of the way for their own nefarious reasons, and Perry Mason finds himself in a case fill of twists and traps.Available Formats:6.2 hrs • Nov/22/2016 • Unabridged
When the cat’s away the murderer will play…In his will, Peter Laxter guaranteed his faithful caretaker a job and a place to live for life. But Laxter’s grandson Sam says the deal doesn’t include the caretaker’s cat—and he wants the feline off the premises by hook, crook, or poison. When Perry Mason takes the case, he quickly finds there’s much more at stake than an old man’s cat—a million dollars or more to be exact.Available Formats:6.7 hrs • Nov/08/2016 • Unabridged
After con man Greg Moxley married Rhoda Lorton, he took her money and flew—only to have his plane crash. Years later, Rhoda weds millionaire scion Carl Montaine. But now Moxley has turned up alive and well with plans to pocket the Montaine fortune—or else make Rhoda’s bigamy public. Desperate to protect the good name of Montaine, Rhoda seeks out Perry Mason. But before Mason can reel in Moxley, somebody murders the scheming blackmailer. In a case that abounds in lethal twists, Perry Mason suddenly finds himself on a collision course with a cold-blooded killer.Available Formats:6.1 hrs • Nov/08/2016 • Unabridged
Blind man’s bluff…Wealthy businessman Hartley Bassett has killed himself. There’s a typewritten suicide note and three guns lying near his body. But for Perry Mason, that’s evidence overkill. He knows there has been trouble in Bassett’s life. His wife wants out, his stepson hates him, an embezzler can’t pay him back—and there’s the man with a glass eye who hired Perry Mason even before his glass eye went missing and was found in the hands of the deceased.There are too many suspects and too many lies. But leave it to Mason, his resourceful secretary Della Street, and clever detective Paul Drake to their wits about them and their wiles tucked away, as they piece together the missing parts of this fatal family puzzle.Available Formats:6.5 hrs • Oct/25/2016 • Unabridged
Young Marjorie Clune’s best asset is her greatest misfortune: a pair of exquisite legs. They attract the perfect heel, a self-professed movie promoter named Frank Patton, whose scam seems even more flawless than Marjorie’s lissome limbs. When the hype clears, the local chamber of commerce is many dollars poorer, Marjorie’s been hung out to dry—and Patton’s been found with the knife of Marjorie’s lover implanted in his chest … But will a single cunning lie her lawyer, Perry Mason, tells catch a killer and free her from a nightmare of accusation?Available Formats:Loading more titles...
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