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    • The Case of the Velvet Claws

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 1
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Married Eva Griffin has been caught with a prominent congressman, and is ready to pay the editor of a sleazy tabloid hush money to protect the politician. But first Perry Mason tracks down the publisher of the blackmailing tabloid and discovers a shocking secret, which eventually leads to Mason being accused of murder. This is the first Perry Mason mystery and our introduction to secretary Della Street, detective Paul Drake, and the great lawyer himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The true Perry Mason, hard boiled detecting at its finest!

    • By Michael on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Troubled Trustee

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 75
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    A talented but overprotective young man has his hands full as trustee of the inheritance of a beautiful blonde but very naive young woman. But his love and her money don't mix. Why would he embezzle a quarter of a million dollars from his client "for her own good?" Perry Mason may be able to prove, in fact, that his client is no embezzler...but what happens when murder rears its head?

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Case of the Dangerous Dowager

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 10
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    When Matilda Benson solicits the help of Perry Mason, her request seems simple enough: cruise to a gambling ship moored just beyond the twelve-mile limit and buy back the IOUs signed by Miss Benson's niece. But after Mason reaches the floating casino, he discovers problems aplenty - most notably the ship's owner with a bullet hole through his head. Strangely enough, Matilda and her niece are also on board that night...when someone tosses a gun over the railing. Does Perry Mason's client have something to hide?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No court today for Mason

    • By Stephen W Osborne on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink

    • Perry Mason, Book 39
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    A waitress in a favorite restaurant of Mason's runs out in the middle of the lunch rush, leaving behind her pricey mink coat. But this is only the first question in a cop-killer case that traps Mason's client with both an impossible story and the murder weapon. With Perry as a prime suspect with a blazing gunpowder trail that leads straight to the heart of the police department....

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Lucky Legs

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 3
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Young Marjorie Clune's best asset is her greatest misfortune: a pair of exquisite legs. They attract the perfect heel, a self-professed movie promoter named Frank Patton, whose scam seems even more flawless than Marjorie's lissome limbs. When the hype clears, the local chamber of commerce is many dollars poorer, Marjorie's been hung out to dry - and Patton's been found with the knife of Marjorie's lover implanted in his chest....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent listen

    • By Jan Nassif on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Baited Hook

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 16
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Who was that masked woman? That was the question plaguing Perry Mason. No one loves a good mystery more than Mason - but being asked to represent a client who is concealing her identity, not to mention the particulars of her case, has given even the legendary legal eagle a case of ruffled feathers. Yet the intriguing cloak-and-dagger tactics have Perry hopelessly hooked. As for the silent siren behind the mask, is she heiress Byrl Gailord or penniless Adelle Hastings?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trouble With Greed

    • By Darian on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Silent Partner

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 17
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Successful florist Mildred Faulkner finds that the flower business is no bed of roses when arch-competitor Harry Peavis secretly buys stock in her small, family-owned business. To keep from being muscled out of her own company, Mildred goes to Perry Mason. But the legal eagle is stymied when Mildred's company is plundered by her brother-in-law to pay off gambling debts. The money trail leads to a nightclub hostess and her boss. When both are found dead, the trail of evidence leads back to Mildred.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Blonde Bonanza

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 67
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Mason gives Della Street two weeks' vacation! That is, it was supposed to be a vacation, but Della turned it into a busman's holiday. Target of interest was a well-stacked blonde - one who incredibly stashed away five enormous meals a day.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Case of the Horrified Heirs

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 73
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Virginia Baxter is the only witness still living who can vouch for the authenticity of Lauretta Trent's will. Lauretta Trent, a wealthy widow is also living. But for how long? Someone has been peppering the spicy food Lauretta loves with arsenic. Could it be the same someone who tried framing Virginia Baxter for drug smuggling?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alexander Cendese is a great performer.

    • By W. Abbott on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Case of the Golddigger's Purse

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 26
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    In order to help her seriously ill boyfriend, gorgeous Sally Madison sets out to separate wealthy Harrington Faulkner from some of his money by offering him a cure for his ailing exotic fish, but her plan goes awry when the fish mysteriously vanish and Faulkner turns up dead.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Counterfeit Eye

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 6
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Wealthy businessman Hartley Bassett has killed himself. There's a typewritten suicide note and three guns lying near his body. But for Perry Mason, that's evidence overkill. He knows there has been trouble in Bassett's life. His wife wants out, his stepson hates him, an embezzler can't pay him back - and there's the man with a glass eye who hired Perry Mason even before his glass eye went missing and was found in the hands of the deceased.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listen, like an old movie

    • By Chris Geschwantner on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Amorous Aunt

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 69
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Lorraine Elmore is a well-to-do widow who's ready to marry again. But nervous Linda Calhoun is certain that the man her aunt Lorraine has fallen for is a fortune-hunting Bluebeard who's out to make a killing - in more ways than one. Perry Mason allays Linda's paranoia - until Detective Paul Drake digs up enough dirt to convince the lawyer that dashing, mysterious Montrose Dewitt is digging a grave for his bride-to-be.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 8
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Who killed Philip Rease? Peter Kent was known to be a sleepwalker and a bloodstained knife was found under his pillow. There were people who would like to see Peter Kent out of the way, but would they frame him for murder? And would that explain the reason for Rease's death? It was another case full of traps for Perry Mason.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As usual, much better than the TV episode.

    • By Evie on 04-06-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Daring Divorcee

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 74
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Take a no-holds-barred proxy war for a rich Texas oil company, with Jerry Conway, its young president, fighting for survival. Add a beautiful woman in a mudpack and not much else who gives up a freshly fired .38 to Conway before she shows him the door. Top it off with the body of another young woman with a bullet in her chest fired by the same gun, and you have the recipe for the perfect murder - and the perfect frame-up.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Case of the Howling Dog

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 4
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Compared to a juicy murder trial, a case of feuding neighbors isn't exactly Perry Mason's cup of tea. But Arthur Cartright insists that Mason is the only one who can muzzle the howling hound that's driving Cartright crazy. But Perry doesn't realize just how crazy until he meets his client's neighbor. Clinton Foley says Cartright is barking up the wrong tree with his canine companion - and swears that the man is dangerously insane to boot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Perry Mason Mystery

    • By Dennis on 10-19-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Vagabond Virgin

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 32
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Platinum blonde Veronica Dale is arrested on a charge of vagrancy. Yet, she has a hotel reservation in her name. Addison, head of a department store, booked the room for her and is now being blackmailed. Perry Mason can't decide who is hiding what. Then comes murder - and one of Perry Mason's toughest trials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Erle writes in an easily understandable style!<br /><br /><br />

    • By G. Lawson on 08-13-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Black Mask 1: Doors in the Dark - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Keith Alan Deutsch, Erle Stanley Gardner, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger, Oliver Wyman, Alan Sklar, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly formatted, no table of contents

    • By MissThang on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $18.27

    • The Case of the Irate Witness

    • Perry Mason, Book 85
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    "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.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Case of the Haunted Husband

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 18
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Aspiring actress Stephane Olger just wants to be in pictures. But she may end up in mug shots instead when she gets herself caught up in a crime. Shortly after quitting her job and moving to Hollywood, she is picked up by a well-dressed man while hitchhiking. The man loses control of the car and they end up in a horrible accident. Both Stephane and the driver escape unscathed but the strange man flees the scene leaving Stephane to face a charge of manslaughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Ladybug Lady on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Case of the Curious Bride

    • Perry Mason Series, Book 5
    • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    After con man Greg Moxley married Rhoda Lorton, he took her money and flew - only to have his plane crash. Years later, Rhoda weds millionaire scion Carl Montaine. But now Moxley has turned up alive and well...with plans to pocket the Montaine fortune - or else make Rhoda's bigamy public. Desperate to protect the good name of Montaine, Rhoda seeks out Perry Mason. But before Mason can reel in Moxley, somebody murders the scheming blackmailer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perry Mason Gumshoe Lawyer

    • By Chris T on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $19.99

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