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The Case of the Reluctant Model by Erle Stanley Gardner
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Mar 13, 11

bookshelves: mystery-thriller
Read from March 11 to 13, 2011

Love these oldies but goodies. Rarely can I determine out who committed the murder. Perhaps it's because the author was a criminal lawyer himself who wrote 146 books, 85 of which had Perry Mason as the protagonist. This one is no different. However, the story begins with an original painting that is proclaimed to be a copy. The case becomes more convoluted when the person making that statement is shot three times in the back in the apartment of a beautiful young woman named Maxine Lindsay. Miss Lindsay is arrested by the police and it becomes Perry Mason's task to determine whether or not she did it.
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03/12/2011 page 100
51.0% "Another interesting case for Perry Mason. A model turned photographer has a scoundrel murdered in her apartment. Meanwhile, she is driving to Oregon to stay with her sister. The police will probably believe she did it but Perry is not sure."

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