The Case of the Daring Decoy (A Perry Mason Mystery)

The Case of the Daring Decoy (A Perry Mason Mystery)

by Erle Stanley Gardner

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Overview

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.

Perry Mason has two problems. His client, Jerry Conway, is the prime suspect. And Perry himself is the accused accessory....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780854561971
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/01/1973
Series: Perry Mason Series
Pages: 351

About the Author

Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) was a prolific American author best known for his Perry Mason series of detective novels, which sold twenty thousand copies a day at their peak popularity in the mid-1950s. He also wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces, as well as a series of nonfiction travel books, mostly on Mexico. There have been six motion pictures based on his books and the hugely popular Perry Mason television series starring Raymond Burr, which aired for nine years.

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sgerbic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reviewed Nov 2004 The second Perry Mason I¿ve read also very interesting, lots of turns and an overall good read. A CEO of an oil company is involved in a proxy battle for his company. He is trapped at a hotel thinking he would receive information needed to win his battle when in fact a young woman is found murdered. The full team is involved in the investigation and Perry ¿the Superman¿ as usual needs very little sleep and is kept going by smokes and coffee. This story is a bit different as Della gives Perry a kiss on the mouth, he thanks her and then drives off. Nothing more is even said. Followers of the Perry Mason series must have been very frustrated at their relationship, how can they have such strong feelings for each other and not have a sexual relationship? Della devotes her life to Perry and he repays her devotion with a paycheck. Maybe in the long run it is cheaper to keep this arrangement? 19-2004