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message 1: by Johnny (new)

Johnny Ray (sirjohn) | 6 comments I have recently found a few of the Perry Mason series FROM back in the fifties. These were written by Erle Stanley Gardner. I think this has created a spark in me to try to collect all in the series. This will take some time.


message 2: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
Cool find. Just in case you don't already have it, thought you might like the list of all of them so you can check them off as you get them. Like you said, it's gonna take awhile. Happy hunting!

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/g/e...
Perry Mason
1. The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933)
2. The Case of the Sulky Girl (1933)
3. The Case of the Lucky Legs (1934)
4. The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
5. The Case of the Curious Bride (1934)
6. The Case of the Counterfeit Eye (1935)
7. The Case of the Caretaker's Cat (1935)
8. The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece (1936)
9. The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1936)
10. The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (1937)
11. The Case of the Lame Canary (1937)
12. The Case of the Substitute Face (1938)
13. The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe (1938)
14. The Case of the Perjured Parrot (1939)
15. The Case of the Rolling Bones (1939)
16. The Case of the Baited Hook (1940)
17. The Case of the Silent Partner (1940)
18. The Case of the Haunted Husband (1941)
19. The Case of the Empty Tin (1941)
20. The Case of the Drowning Duck (1942)
21. The Case of the Careless Kitten (1942)
22. The Case of the Buried Clock (1943)
23. The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito (1943)
24. The Case of the Crooked Candle (1940)
25. The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde (1944)
26. The Case of the Gold-Digger's Purse (1942)
27. The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife (1945)
28. The Case of the Borrowed Brunette (1946)
29. The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse (1947)
30. The Case of the Crying Swallow: And Other Stories (1971)
31. The Case of the Lazy Lover (1947)
32. The Case of the Lonely Heiress (1948)
33. The Case of the Crimson Kiss (1970)
34. The Case of the Vagabond Virgin (1948)
35. The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom (1949)
36. The Case of the Cautious Coquette (1949)
37. The Case of the Negligent Nymph (1950)
38. The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (1956)
39. The Case of the Fiery Fingers (1951)
40. The Case of the Angry Mourner (1951)
41. The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink (1952)
42. The Case of the Grinning Gorilla (1952)
44. The Case of the Hesitant Hostess (1953)
45. The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (1953)
46. The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (1954)
47. The Case of the Runaway Corpse (1954)
48. The Case of the Restless Redhead (1954)
50. The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary (1955)
51. The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (1955)
52. The Case of the Terrified Typist (1956)
53. The Case of the Demure Defendant (1956)
54. The Case of the Gilded Lily (1956)
55. The Case of the Lucky Loser (1957)
56. The Case of the Screaming Woman (1957)
57. The Case of the Daring Decoy (1957)
58. The Case of the Long-Legged Models (1958)
59. The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll (1958)
60. The Case of the Calendar Girl (1958)
61. The Case of the Deadly Toy (1959)
62. The Case of the Mythical Monkeys (1959)
63. The Case of the Singing Skirt (1959)
64. The Case of the Waylaid Wolf (1960)
65. The Case of the Duplicate Daughter (1960)
66. The Case of the Shapely Shadow (1960)
67. The Case of the Spurious Spinster (1961)
68. The Case of the Bigamous Spouse (1961)
69. The Case of the Reluctant Model (1962)
70. The Case of the Blonde Bonanza (1962)
71. The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands (1962)
72. The Case of the Mischievous Doll (1963)
73. The Case of the Stepdaughter's Secret (1963)
74. The Case of the Amorous Aunt (1963)
75. The Case of the Daring Divorcee (1964)
76. The Case of the Phantom Fortune (1964)
77. The Case of the Horrified Heirs (1964)
78. The Case of the Troubled Trustee (1965)
79. The Case of the Beautiful Beggar (1965)
80. The Case of the Worried Waitress (1966)
81. The Case of the Queenly Contestant (1967)
82. The Case of the Careless Cupid (1968)
83. The Case of the Fabulous Fake (1969)
83. The Case of the Irate Witness (1972)
85. The Case of the Burning Bequest (1990) (with Thomas Chastain)
86. The Case of the Fenced in Woman (1972)
87. The Case of the Postponed Murder (1973)
The Case of the Glamourous Ghost (1955)
The Case of the Murderer's Bride (1969)
The Case of the Goldigger's Purse / The Case of the Buried Clock (omnibus) (1976)
Seven Complete Novels (omnibus) (1979)
Perry Mason: Four Cases of Murder (1989)


message 3: by Johnny (new)

Johnny Ray (sirjohn) | 6 comments I know I can possibly go to e-bay and find them, but finding them one by one will be more fun.

thank you for this list.

Johnny


message 4: by Joseph (last edited Nov 17, 2011 07:24PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
Johnny, just remembered, www.thriftbooks.com and www.hpbmarketplace.com are two really good resources for finding used books, as well as Amazon, of course. Have fun collecting.


message 5: by Pete (new)

Pete | 42 comments I have a number of those old paperbacks that had been my grandmother's. I've kept them because the titles always fascinated me a a child.


message 6: by Johnny (new)

Johnny Ray (sirjohn) | 6 comments Thanks, this all helps. I am going to the Miami book fair in a few days. While there I hope to hit some old book stores in the area.


message 7: by Thom (new)

Thom Swennes (Yorrick) | 592 comments I have often confessed my mania for collecting. Looking at the long list above of Perry Mason novels has inspired me to possess them. Inspire isn’t exactly the word the list has left me with. I think have got to have is a more appropriate phrase. I’ve read ten or fifteen of them, although that was forty years ago, they still remain with me as time well spent. I am not just a bibliophile but also a hardcore collector so the acquisition of the entire collection is a win/win proposition for me.


message 8: by Johnny (new)

Johnny Ray (sirjohn) | 6 comments Not only am I looking for copies, I would love to have uncirculated ones.


message 9: by Linda (new)

Linda Anderson | 1 comments I have over 80 different Perry Mason titles. Was thinking of maybe selling them. I might have all, but can't swear I'm not missing one or two. About half of them are 40's and 50's editions, the rest are 80's editions. I was about to sell them on Craigslist, but my husband talked me out of it. I also have some Donald Lam/Bertha B. Cool mysteries--a couple dozen, all older editions. I have some Gardner non-Perry Masons too. I read all of these in the 80's, and I loved them. It was fun collecting them. I love all the old references and language "he maneuvered his driving machine out of the driveway"... but I seriously doubt I will ever re read them. Also I would have no idea what to ask for the set. All are in good condition or better. I'm quite conflicted. I really liked the characters in all his books. The plots are ok, but the color is what I read them for.
I had the same love of character, time, and place when I read Arthur Upfield's series about the half Aboriginal, half white detective in the 1950's Australian outback. My favorite in that series is "the Bone is Pointed".


message 10: by Thom (new)

Thom Swennes (Yorrick) | 592 comments Linda, it is a shame we live so far apart as I would jump at the chance to buy your Perry Mason series. I have read a few (but nowhere near all) of these books but would love to have and read them all.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) I had a Perry Mason somewhere, not sure if I still have it. Never got around to reading it. I used to like the show.


message 12: by Felicity (new)

Felicity | 1 comments Linda, I also have more than 80 Perry Mason titles and thinking about selling them as well. I wasn't sure if I should attempt to sell it all as a collection our just individually. Either way I have no idea what they are worth. My mother acquired most of these in thse 1980's and from what I recall quite a few of them were older editions even back then.


message 13: by Sue (new)

Sue Wargo | 2 comments The reason I read mysteries today came from my grandmother's love of reading these. Occasionally I read one that I picked up at a library sale or tag sale. I sure for someone to own them all would be a treasure.


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