Perry Mason

86 titles in series
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Summary

Get ready to be thrilled by classic crime capers and courtroom drama in this exciting mystery series starring Perry Mason, one of the best known fictional lawyers of all time.

Criminal defense lawyer and sleuth Perry Mason works with detective Paul Drake and his secretary/love interest, Della Street, to establish the innocence of his clients. They get involved in danger, double-dealings, and a lot of car chases. What's more, they almost always manage to find the real culprit, leading to many startling courtroom confessions! Mason's famous cases include haunted husbands, horrified heirs, troubled trustees, and a caretaker's cat. Adding to the heightened mystery of this series is the secretive nature of Mason himself. Very little is known about his personal life, other than his unbeatable courtroom performances. 

Author Erle Stanley Gardner practiced law for more than 20 years in the state of California, and he used his legal knowledge to create Perry Mason, one of the most endearing characters of the 20th century. At one time, Gardner was one of the most widely read American authors in the world. Over his lifetime, Gardner wrote nearly 150 books, which have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.

The first Perry Mason novel, The Case of The Velvet Claws, sold 28 million copies in its first 15 years, and in the mid-1950s, Perry Mason mysteries were selling up to 20,000 copies a day. The 82 novel-length Perry Mason books have been translated into 37 languages. In 2015, the American Bar Association brought several Perry Mason books back into print. Actor Alexander Cendese masterfully narrates the entire series, giving each audiobook a great hardboiled detective flavor. 

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