The Case of the Terrified Typist

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The Edgar Award-winning author's tale of a missing woman and a crime ring, featuring the lawyer and detective who inspired the HBO limited series.

Defense lawyer Perry Mason needs a temporary typist, but the one he hires turns out to be more temporary than expected. When she disappears, leaving a couple of diamonds behind in her haste, Mason winds up taking on a new client: a gem importer in his office building who's been charged with smuggling and murder. But if Mason's going to untangle this case, finding the typist is key . . .

This mystery is part of Edgar Award-winning author Erle Stanley Gardner's classic, long-running Perry Mason series, which has sold three hundred million copies and serves as the inspiration for the HBO show starring Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany.

"Millions of Americans never seem to tire of Gardner's thrillers." --The New York Times

DON'T MISS THE NEW HBO ORIGINAL SERIES PERRY MASON, BASED ON CHARACTERS FROM ERLE STANLEY GARDNER'S NOVELS, STARRING EMMY AWARD WINNER MATTHEW RHYS

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road
Publish Date
June 16, 2020
Pages
190
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781504061360

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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.

Reviews

"Another slick job of rationalization, smart guessing, and fast footwork." --The New York Times on The Case of Terrified Typist

"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 Turow, 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