The Case of the Gilded Lily


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$17.99  $16.55
Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road
Publish Date
June 16, 2020
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) was the top selling American author of the twentieth century, primarily due to the enormous success of his Perry Mason Mysteries, which numbered more than eighty and inspired a half-dozen motion pictures and radio programs, as well as a long-running television series starring Raymond Burr. Having begun his career as a pulp writer, Gardner brought a hard-boiled style and sensibility to his early Mason books, but he gradually developed into a more classic detective novelist, providing clues to allow astute readers to solve his many mysteries. For over a quarter of a century, he wrote more than a million words a year under his own name as well as numerous pseudonyms, the most famous being A. A. Fair.


"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." --Kirkus on The Case of the Gilded Lily.

"With Perry Mason, Erle Stanley Gardner introduced to American letters the notion of the lawyer as a hero--and detective--which were remarkable innovations. He even gave defense lawyers a good name to boot. His Mason books remain tantalizing on every page and brilliant." --Scott Turrow, author of Presumed Innocent and Testimony.

"No one has ever matched Gardner for swift, sure exposition" --Kirkus

"Gardner has a way of moving the story forward that is almost a lost art: great stretches of dialogue alternate with lively chunks of exposition, and the two work together perfectly, without sacrificing momentum." --Booklist