The Case of the Sulky Girl

by Erle Stanley Gardner

{ 1933 }

I won’t admit how much of my legal “knowledge” comes from Perry Mason, both the books and the TV show. You’ll definitely learn a lot from The Case of the Sulky Girl. Of course, I can’t say how much of what you learn will be accurate! Again, the plot here was strikingly different from that of the TV show, but it was enjoyable. By the way, I’m now accepting gifts of Perry Mason books. Thank you.


The Case of the Careless Kitten

by Erle Stanley Gardner

{ 1942 }

No, I haven’t seen this episode of the TV show. But the story was fascinating, and thankfully I was able to figure out Mason’s hints about what really happened. Instead of defending a murder suspect, here Perry Mason is defending the lovely Della Street, who’s been accused of hiding a material witness.


The Case of the Fiery Fingers

by Erle Stanley Gardner

{ 1951 }

The Romgi and I saw this Perry Mason episode quite a while before I read the book – how completely different! Even the titular “fiery fingers” refer to something else. I absolutely loved reading this, my first Perry Mason book. More to come! Definitely recommended, if you can get your hands on some old copies!