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"The Case of the Irate Witness," the mystery which is the star of this collection of 4 novelettes, is the only one that the incomparable Erle Stanley Gardner ever wrote featuring Perry Mason in short story form. Each of the stories revolves around the subject of stolen jewels and each story is a gem in itself.

In "The Case of the Irate Witness" (1953), Perry Mason sets off for a peaceful weekend's fishing in the mountains but even here the master lawyer is unable to leave detection behind. After being stopped at a police roadblock checking on a big robbery in Jebson City, Perry Mason gets involved in defending the accused, culminating in a stunning example of Mason's famous courtroom dexterity.

In "The Jeweled Butterfly" (1952), Peggy Castle writes a gossip column in the company paper. She gets a note that the curvy Stella is going to meet the studly Don at a local nightclub. Peggy grabs a table and waits. She ends up getting involved in a jewelry robbery case involving the company and Stella's murder.

In "Something Like a Pelican" (1942), Leith has a knack for putting together threads of different incidents and coming up with solutions to crimes. In this story he figures out what a woman throwing a fur cape out a window has to do with missing top secret blueprints.

In "A Man Is Missing" (1946), in rural Idaho a man with amnesia is missing. He had a picture taken of himself in front of a cabin he built and sent it to his wife. He said he had bouts of amnesia following a car accident. A detective from the big city is on his way out to solve the case. Local sheriff Bill Catlin shows him country sheriffs know a thing or two.

©1972 Jean Bethel Gardner (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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I grew up watching Perry Mason on TV and never get tired of watching them now on retro tv. I have never read the books...boy did I miss out on a very good series...the books are so much better than the TV show, and that is saying something since I loved the TV series. I think the narrator for the audio books did a great job and I sure hope he does the remaining audiobooks for this series. There are quite a few that are not available to purchase right now, but I will keep checking audible for more releases. I did buy all the Kindle-Audible books availabe...I purchased the ebook The case of the Careless kitten (audiobook not available) and as I am reading the book I hear the narrator's voice in my head....hopefully the audio book will be available in the near future so I can listen to the real deal (narrator). Once more very enjoyable book, and I'm happy I bought all the books were available.