Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 6.8 of 10 (9 votes)
Beginning with The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933) Erle Stanley Gardner turned out 86 Perry Mason titles, 82 of them full-length novels. About 1989, Thomas Chastain was authorized by Gardner's estate to write new Perry Mason novels, and wrote two, The Case of Too Many Murders and The Case of the Burning Bequest, which were well-received but apparently not popular enough to warrant his writing a third. Gardner also wrote three or four mysteries beginning with "The Case of the..." that were not Perry Mason stories, but are understandably confused with them. The novel The Case of the Musical Cow (1950) is a memorable example.
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