The Case of the Runaway Corpse
DEAD MAN'S DRIVE
Her husband was stealing her money, while accusing her of a plot to poison him -- or so claims the frightened young Mrs. Myrna Davenport. She wants Perry Mason to find the incriminating note her husband left for the authorities accusing her of murder -- especially now that Davenport is dying.
Perry finds the envelope, but it's filled with blank paper. Then
Otherwise this is a solid murder mystery that makes little sense until the end. Also included are solid characters. The settings are also ...more
The funny Paul/Della scene is all TV and there's a lot more technical law terms and scenes in the book, but it's still a good story.
There's some hinted Perry and Della flirting which is the best, and I'm not going to lie - that's mostly why I read these books. (My ultimate OTP)
Recommended 12/13+ for murder, lawyer ta ...more
I read this book when I still loved detective stories back then. Still am, but I need a bit or more romance in my books that is.
And I have to say something about Della Street. Mason's His-Girl-Friday private secretary. She's one cool cookie who willing walks into situations Mason puts her in without batting an eye or hesitating in any way. Frankly, she'd make a hell of ...more
A quick and easy read, try it! ...more
This did not involve much courtroom drama. Some parts felt repetitive. Not too thick a plot. There were so many constraints in the story that only a few outcomes were possible. So the reveal was not very surprising.
A husband who died from poisoning but was subsequently seen climbing from a motel window in his night wear.
Gardner's plotting is tight and, as ever, hides the guilty party in plain sight throughout the novel and the clues are always there in twenty twenty hindsight. ...more
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