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by Erle Stanley Gardner

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ISBN:
0688001025
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978-0688001025
Author:
Erle Stanley Gardner
Publisher:
William Morrow (March 1972)
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Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) was a prolific American author best known for his Perry Mason novels, which sold . Gardner has eliminated much of the descriptive prose in his usual stories. The Case of the Irate Witness tells about an obsolete safe that was broken into and the payroll stolen.

Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) was a prolific American author best known for his Perry Mason novels, which sold twenty thousand copies a day in the mid-1950s. There have been six motion pictures based on his work and the hugely popular Perry Mason television series starring Raymond Burr, which aired for nine years. Harvey L. Corbin, who has a record, was told to leave this company town. Corbin gave money to his wife that was said to be part of the loot.

Gardner, Erle Stanley, 1889-1970; Eberhart, Mignon Good, 1899- Two little rich girls; Marric, J. 1908-1973. Published for the Detective Book Club by . Gideon's art. Publication date. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author of detective stories who also published under the pseudonyms . Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray, and Robert Parr

Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author of detective stories who also published under the pseudonyms . Kenny, Les Tillray, and Robert Parr. Kenny, Les.

Books about Erle Stanley Gardner. The Case of the Irate Witness. Main article: Perry Mason bibliography. Main article: Cool and Lam § Bibliography.

Erle Stanley Gardner (July 17, 1889 – March 11, 1970) was an American lawyer and author. He is best known for the Perry Mason series of detective stories, but he wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces and also a series of nonfiction books, mostly narrations of his travels through Baja California and other regions in Mexico. The best-selling American author of the 20th century at the time of his death, Gardner also published under numerous pseudonyms, including .

The Case of the Irate Witness. Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Renowned as one of the best-selling American authors of the 20th century, Erle Stanley Gardner is globally recognised within the world of literature as one of the best mystery and detective novel writers of all time.

Erle Stanley Gardner. Pseudonyms include . In 1933, Gardner unleashed his first full-length novel, The Case of th. . Fair, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenney, Charles M. Green (1889-1970). Although critics sneered and many felt that Erle Stanley Gardner was not a very good writer (Rex Stout, for example, once claimed that the Perry Mason books weren't even novels), Gardner was one of the bestselling writers of all time, and certainly one of the best-selling mystery authors ever. And he was amazingly prolific. In 1933, Gardner unleashed his first full-length novel, The Case of the Velvet Claws, which introduced hard-boiled, two-fisted attorney Perry Mason. The Case Of The Dangerous Dowager pm-10. Thanks to a bungled robbery at a fancy hotel, the already-married Eva Griffin has been caught in the company of a prominent congressman. But Perry Mason has other plans.

Each of the stories revolves around the subject of stolen jewels and each story is a gem in itself. More Audiobooks By Erle Stanley Gardner. carousel previous carousel next. In "The Case of the Irate Witness" (1953), Perry Mason sets off for a peaceful weekend's fishing in the mountains but even here the master lawyer is unable to leave detection behind. After being stopped at a police roadblock checking on a big robbery in Jebson City, Perry Mason gets involved in defending the accused, culminating in a stunning example of Mason's famous courtroom dexterity. The Case of the Amorous Aunt. The Case of the Deadly Toy.

Hardcover; Very Good; Red cover with black printing on the cover and spine. Very nice condition, no tears or marks in book. Two stories in one.
Reviews:
  • Prince Persie
Uneven collection of four stories. The title story, a Perry Mason mystery, is the weakest of the four. The "Jeweled Butterfly" introduces two new "detectives" - Peggy Castle and her Uncle Benedict. They solve the mystery is somewhat leisurely fashion. "Something Like a Pelican" is from the Lester Leith series. These are all fun. This one features Leith trying to become a writer, struggling over how to begin his article. No doubt Gardner himself experienced this challenge at some point during his writing career. The fourth story, "A Man is Missing", is a gem. What makes this story so appealing is Gardner's enthusiastic description of a pack trip into rural Idaho. It's clear he once went on such a trip and loved it. The mystery is OK, too, but mostly this story makes me wish that I could replicate this trip for myself.
  • Zaryagan
This is a collection of Erle Stanley Gardner short stories - only the title story of the collection features his best known character, Perry Mason.

"Irate Witness" is good - it has a bunch of classic bits of Perry Mason (i.e., Perry's snappy dialogue especially with a deputy who's kind of a jerk, Perry getting into trouble on vacation, Della trying to let him enjoy the vacation, etc) but it basically cuts out all the middle and gets down to Perry making a DA lose a case (although trying to help him save face in the end).

The second and third stories are pretty forgettable, although the character in the third is one of the annoying "super sleuths" who's always a step ahead - however, I did appreciate the ending when it's revealed in enough pieces to understand how it happened.

The fourth story, "A Man Goes Missing" has no Perry, but does have a somewhat Perry-like sheriff who solves the puzzle but leaves law enforcement with a way to save face. Again, it's doled out in enough pieces to play along with the mystery.

It's short but worthwhile.
  • TheJonnyTest
I should have read all the reviews first. At first blush this looks to be a Perry Mason novel. Shame on Amazon for giving that impression. It is really only four short stories and only the first one is a Perry Mason story and a not very good one at that. If you're looking for a Perry Mason novel don't buy this book. I was very disappointed.
  • Usanner
Perry mason for u, once again at his witty best!
  • ladushka
The Case of the Irate Witness and Other Stories

The title refers to the only short story with a Perry Mason case. Three of Gardner's short stories are included, they were from magazines. The first story shows that Gardner has eliminated much of the descriptive prose in his usual stories.

“The Case of the Irate Witness” tells about an obsolete safe that was broken into and the payroll stolen. Harvey L. Corbin, who has a record, was told to leave this company town. Corbin gave money to his wife that was said to be part of the loot. Jebson City is a company town, no small businesses. How could Corbin have bills whose serial numbers are on the list of newly delivered funds? Perry figures it out and subpoenas an irascible old timer. This explains the care needed for circumstantial evidence.

“The Jewelled Butterfly” concerns an insurance business, and its company newsletter. Peggy Castle is looking into a rumored romance at a night club. When Don Kimberly's date doesn't show up, they go looking for her, and find out what happened. A jewelled butterfly that had been stolen was on Stella Lynn's leg. The police investigate. We learn about Peggy's background, and her Uncle Benedict. The story is like a snapshot of people's lives that remind you of other Gardner stories. [The prose tells about society in those days, just fifty years ago.]

“Something Like a Pelican” is from the “Lester Leith” series. A beautiful young woman purchases a fur cape, throws it out the window, pays for it, and leaves! Across the street secret plans disappeared from a vault. An editor has brought his shotgun to work. (This was a time when people could freely keep and bear arms.) This implausible story is amusing and entertaining.

“A Man is Missing” is set in rural Idaho. Frank Adrian has gone missing, but sent a picture postcard to his wife Corliss by her maiden name and address. Frank hurt his head after an auto accident, and this is his second disappearance. Sheriff Bill Catlin shows the photo to Hank Lucas, who draws the obvious conclusions from the details in the picture. Hank will work as a guide for Corliss Adrian and her detective James Dewitt. Gardner develops the colorful characters through their comments on this case. A Marion Chandler arrives, and she asks Hank Lucas if she can join his expedition. The following pages describe what this ride into the country is like. Marion and Hank find that cabin, but it’s empty. They find a hidden envelope with a message. Then the others arrive. A search confirms their worst fears. When they return to town Sheriff Bill Catlin listens to the detective and then points out what he overlooked in this case. There is a surprise ending to this story whose moral is to not overlook the experience and wisdom of country folk.
  • Heri
The Case of the Irate Witness

The title refers to the only short story with a Perry Mason case. Gardner has eliminated much of the descriptive prose in his usual stories.

“The Case of the Irate Witness” tells about an obsolete safe that was broken into and the payroll stolen. Harvey L. Corbin, who has a record, was told to leave this company town. Corbin gave money to his wife that was said to be part of the loot. Jebson City is a company town, no small businesses. How could Corbin have bills whose serial numbers are on the list of newly delivered funds? Perry figures it out and subpoenas an irascible old timer. This explains the care needed for circumstantial evidence.