Perry Mason wasn't her first choice; she went to the police first and was laughed out of the building. I am looking forward to read the rest of the books when I get a chance. But he does have one of the tablets tested to see what it is, if it is poison. Never get mad unless someone pays him to do it. Gardner doesn't give you everything. Nellie Conway, an unspectacular client my Mason standards , steps in for counsel that makes Perr One of the most meaty Perry Mason mysteries with a lot of courtroom action. Although he tires of the method after a while, it lasted long enough to give him a title.
Poker-faced Nellie Conway, the nurses bed-ridden Elizabeth Bain, brings trouble when she calls on Perry Mason with a glass phial containing four pills which she suspects are poison. There is black light powder and a light fingered nurse or two or three, and step siblings two. In dark navy cloth boards, very good, clean, tight covers. With too many characters and too many abrupt deviations the book remains unpredictable which makes the courtroom exciting. Gordon's room after she was asleep and added the arsenic to the milk, Vicky answering yes; Gertie answering a call and eating chocolates and Drake entering; Drake flies to Sierra City, sees Dr. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.
Perry Mason series - Poker-faced Nellie Conway, who nurses bed-ridden Elizabeth Bain, brings t 37 in the Perry Mason series. What there is is a classic set up: a murder occurs in a domestic situation. Cut edges slightly tanned and foxed. Nora Mae Quincey fluctuates wildly between lucid and demented, playing checkers with chessmen and speaking to an invisible companion. Her employer, Nathan Bain, she says, had promised her money to give them to his wife. She was taking care of a handicapped woman and became suspicious that her husband decided to kill his incapacitated but very rich wife.
Cast as Vicky Braxton as George Gordon as Nora Mae Quincey as Louise Gordon as Charlotte Lynch as Dr. My thoughts: This murder mystery is enjoyable. Entertaining but not one of the better ones This book did not meet expectations in either plot or characterization. But when Mason has one of the pills analyzed it is found to consist of acetylsalicylic—in other words good old-fashioned aspirin. Starring: , , , , Additional Cast: Vicky Braxton , George Gordon , Nora Mae Quincey , Louise Gordon , Charlotte Lynch , Dr. Her employer, Nathan Bain, she says, had promised her money to give them to his wife.
When Mason tears into some hapless soul on the witness stand, you just have to smile, mainly because they deserve it so much, having been so smug the rest of the book. The formula was as predictable as the verdict, but the long-running series nine seasons was crisply paced and beautifully acted. Many years ago, I was an intense fan of the series, and read them all, at least once. Bain has been seriously injured in a car accident and is estranged from her husband. Additional Hallmark cuts: Nora Mae asking Perry isn't it a pity about the Gordons, Mason asking her why she hasn't told the police, Nora Mae saying they were busy and she never got a chance to show the pills to a Sgt. There is missing jewelry or not. In this novel he puts in both.
Perry gets his client out of this spot but trails her to Orleans where he has a hard job disentangling fact from theory on the subject of Mrs. With the success of Perry Mason, he gradually reduced his contributions to the pulp magazines, eventually withdrawing from the medium entirely, except for non-fiction articles on travel, Western history, and forensic science. Kenny, Les Tillray, and Robert Parr. After consulting Perry, Nora Mae wears the stolen rings through the house to her room. Now, after a lot of water over the dam, I'm looking at them again. A nurse came to Perry Mason asking him for an advice. I Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author of detective stories who also published under the pseudonyms , Kyle Corning, Charles M.
The book breaks a small mold with 2 different clients, 2 different courtroom scenes both brilliant and a hooking beginning and maybe some loose ends too. London: The Thriller Book Club, 1958 First edition of The Thriller Book Club. In this case, Perry Mason has more than one client; each approaches him in need of legal help at different points in the flow of a murder case. Mason and his cohorts Della, Paul and the rest never change and you really don't learn much about them. The most significant clue was mentioned fairly early, but it was done in a very non-obvious way. Innovative and restless in his nature, he was bored by the routine of legal practice, the only part of which he enjoyed was trial work and the development of trial strategy. They are also faithful to the most advanced criminal science and forensics of the time, which lends an air of authenticity and makes the story lines and the solving of the cases rather intriguing.
As you can see this is the first time in the series Mason had twice the fun in two different courts in the same book. Perry does not switch guns or other evidence. Perry drops her but his new client is arrested for first degree murder and her prospects look dim until Perry turns on his usual courtroom pyrotechnics. Perry starts out thinking that George is the real. I did read the first edition and have left an image of it's cover. Poker-faced Nellie Conway, the nurses bed-ridden Elizabeth Bain, brings trouble when she calls on Perry Mason with a glass phial containing four pills which she suspects are poison.