Criminal lawyer and bestselling mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote nearly 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Now, the American Bar Association is bringing back his most famous and enduring novelsfeaturing criminal defense lawyer and sleuth Perry Masonin striking trade paperback editions.
Bratty heiress Frances Celane visits Perry Mason to inquire about an odd codicil in her father’s will, stating she would be disinherited if she married young. Her uncle is the trustee, and stands to inherit everything if Frances marrieswhich she has. And when her uncle is found murdered, her groom is accused.
The Case of the Sulky Girl combines hard-boiled detective work with the first trial in the novels.
About the Author
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.