Erle Stanley Gardner – The Case of the Waylaid Wolf (1960)


Silver Age
Category: Made into TV show or Movie
Date Finished: June 1, 2015

I have now finally read all of Gardner’s 85 Perry Mason mysteries. The first 70 went fast in 1982-1984 as a teenager, but it has taken 30 years for the last 15. They are all well written, of course, though the plots and characters grow repetitious. In this one, a secretary turns to Mason after the boss’ son tries to force his attentions on her. Somebody murders him soon thereafter, of course, and Mason tries to confuse things for the prosecution. As always, be suspicious of whoever is eager to provide you with an alibi. Since this was made into an episode of the TV show, we’ll count it for that, rather than for the book with a lawyer, courtroom, judge, etc.

Vintage Silver Bingo 2015-06-01


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