Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) was a prolific American author best known for his Perry Mason series of detective novels, which sold twenty thousand copies a day at their peak popularity in the mid-1950s. He also wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces, as well as a series of nonfiction travel books, mostly on Mexico. There have been six motion pictures based on his books and the hugely popular Perry Mason television series starring Raymond Burr, which aired for nine years.
The Case of the Careless Kitten (Perry Mason Series #21)by Erle Stanley Gardner, William Morrow (Other)
Ten years ago, town banker Franklin Shore left all his money behind, disappeared, and was presumed to be dead. Now the word is that Franklin has returned, very much alive. The shock waves lead to the discovery of a carefully buried check-forging scheme and to murder. The logical suspect is Gerald Shore, Franklin's brother, who's long been shut out of what he'd considered his rightful share of Franklin's estate.
When a key witness is pronounced missing, the police say it's Franklin Shore, vanished for the second time. Perry Mason has two clients to defend against serious criminal charges Gerald Shore, and his own secretary, Della Street....
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