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Paperback The Case of the Crimson Kiss Book

ISBN: 0671778811

ISBN13: 9780671778811

The Case of the Crimson Kiss

(Book #83 in the Perry Mason Series)

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Book by Gardner, Erle Stanley; Eberhart, Mignon G. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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A Collection of Novellas

The book consists of several short stories reflecting the range of Erle Stanley Gardner's interests. The feature story is a Perry Mason novella, where he finds himself defending a woman accused of murdering the man the police claim was her lover. She claims she doesn't know him, but she has his key on her keyring, nightgowns, lingerie, and even her toothbrush and toothpaste in his apartment. Other stories revolve around the workings of a private detective working for a Chinese tong, a tale of a beaten man who comes to the desert, a clever jewel thief, and a private detective sharpshooting a case.The collection is a good read, reflecting the storytelling skills of Gardner in many different ways.

Books of Mixed Merit

The book I've read consists of several novellas, including the title novel. Perry Mason finds himself with a client who has both intimate articles of clothing and other personal items inside the murdered man's secret apartment. She also had been drugged, as had her roommate; a drug that would have been fatal if her aunt hadn't gotten a doctor in time. Mason finds himself with a client facing a murder charge, and an attempted murder charge; the death of her supposed boy-friend, and the attempt on that of her roommate. But he does have one clue... the lipstick kiss placed on the decendant's forehead.

The Case of the Crimson Kiss: A Perry Mason Novelette, and Other Stories. Mentions in Our Blog

The Case of the Crimson Kiss: A Perry Mason Novelette, and Other Stories. in The Man Behind Perry Mason: Erle Stanley Gardner
The Man Behind Perry Mason: Erle Stanley Gardner
Published by William Shelton • February 02, 2021

Starting in 1923 a young attorney, who was suspended from Law school for boxing, and found the actual practice of law mundane and boring, began typing out with two fingers hair raising legal yarns involving the most salacious of crimes. It was the incomparable Erle Stanley Gardner, a man who did more to defend the rights of the downtrodden than his literary creation, Perry Mason. Learn more about the life of the man that created the famous detective.

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