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The Case of the Golddigger's Purse (Perry Mason #26)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  214 ratings  ·  12 reviews
In order to help her seriously ill boyfriend, gorgeous Sally Madison sets out to separate wealthy Harrington Faulkner from some of his money by offering him a cure for his ailing exotic fish, but her plan goes awry when the fish mysteriously vanish and Faulkner turns up dead. Reissue.
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 12th 1984 by Fawcett (first published 1945)
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#26 in the Perry Mason series. Perry is forced to accept and defend a client of whose innocence he is not certain. If the client is not acquited, Della Street, Mason's secretary, will be jailed as an accessory after the fact. The mystery is many layered, which is not always a good thing. As in the best of the Mason mysteries, Perry deduces something from the evidence other than what the police have assumed. This time around he intrigues the judge and frustrates the DA, managing to provide his th ...more
Dyah Subagyo
This book in Perry Mason series has just won a personal award from me. It is for 'Book that Contains the Biggest Amount of Douchebags'. Gosh! Almost everyone are very irritating. Tge victim is a leech, the suspect (defendant, if you wish) is a real Jezebel who tells lies as natural as we breath, and the others... They're the best examples on why human begins to lost trust to fellow human. I am having a hard time to understand Mason's decision not to drop his soon-to-be client as early as possibl ...more
A Michael
I liked the tension in this story more than many other Perry Mason books. But the typographical errors in the e-book challenge a reader too much. The publisher is grossly negligent.
Average Perry Mason novel.
Lee Ann
Good – better characterization than in other books in the series. ESG takes Mason's antics a bit more seriously here. Mason gets an honest out rather than his usual trickery. Even Tragg is likable. The romance with Della floats through rather nicely. This one doesn't play fair. There are quite a few red herrings. ESG is more concerned with the process of solving this one more than he is in the solution itself.
Doug Dams
A man hires Perry Mason to protect himself and his special goldfish against an avarice golddigger. But then the fish disappear and a body is found. How the fish are involved and why the murder was committed are all part of the mysteries in this story. A typical Perry Mason story with a twist in the courtroom.
Annie Jones
Not a great deal of action in this but a lot of clever thinking. It made me realise how careful you ought to be about what you say. I enjoyed Mason's careful questioning to find the truth.
Jason Bond
A great old book. I love the old stories. Everyone is smoking and the cars need to be warmed up before the murder can drive away. Classic language and solid storytelling.
Another decent Perry Mason novel. Rating: 3.5/5
Vincent Darlage
Another good entry in the Perry Mason series.
Have read better cases of Perry Mason
Yet another Perry Mason
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