The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister
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The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (Perry Mason #42)

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Sylvia Bain Atwood, a green-eyed beauty in charge of her ailing father's estate, calls on Perry Mason when one of her father's creditors tries to blackmail the family.
Published 1953 by Morrow
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I've been reading Gardner's Perry Mason books off and on for many years. Many years ago, I was an intense fan of the series, and read them all, at least once. Now, after a lot of water over the dam, I'm looking at them again.

Those who are used to really fine mystery writers, such as Ross Macdonald, may find the writing style here off-putting. It can be stiff and mechanical. Nonetheless, I still love the general setting: the characters of Perry, Della, Paul, Lt. Tragg, and Hamilton Berger. That,...more
#42 in the Perry Mason series. The Green-Eyed Sister, who Della Street describes to Perry as "I think she'd cut your heart out for thirty-seven cents...", is a great character. She retains Perry to represent the Bain family against a blackmail plot that could cost them dearly.
But "Little Miss Fix-It" as Perry refers to her won't let him run the case and decides to release information to the police. Eventually, the blackmailer is killed and the other sister is arrested for the murder. "Little Mis...more
Sylvia Atwood has come to Perry for help. Her father is being blackmailed. He started his successful business with money that was lent by a friend, JJ Fritch. Supposedly, Fritch stole this money from a bank. Perry wants to hear the recording that the blackmailer, Brogan, has alluding to Mr. Bain's admission of knowing the money was stolen. Perry is figuring the family's way out of this when Sylvia stumbles onto Fritch's dead body in Brogan apartment. The police then arrest Sylvia's sister Hattie...more
Un buen misterio que me tomó un par de días leerlo. Algo viejo por la temática pero Perry Mason sigue siendo Perry Mason. Un abogado de los buenos.

Aquí tenemos un par de hermanas que están envueltas en un caso de chantaje y solo la inteligencia de Mason evitará que terminen en la cárcel.

Nada como para hablarle a mi Madre a su casa pero aun asi ideal para esos dos dias que estuve solo en casa y me aburría de planchar, lavar, barrer, sacudir, dar de comer a los gatos y tender mi cama. Cualquier co...more
the story looks unfinished. I know the case finished and all but still...
Didn't like this one as much as some of the others, but still a good read. Because of certain occurances in this book, it should be read towards the end of any group of the Perry Mason books, but before the Grinning Gorilla.
Vincent Darlage
Interesting conclusion, but less satisfying than most of the books in the Perry Mason series - although he made Sgt. Holcomb look like a fool, Hamilton Burger wasn't on scene to be made into legal hamburger.
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Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author of detective stories who also published under the pseudonyms A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray, and Robert Parr.

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. I...more
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