The case of the lonely heiress [electronic resource] / Erle Stanley Gardner.
- ISBN: 9781504061254 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road, 2020.
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A fight over a rich man's will turns deadly in this murder mystery by the "kingpin among the mystery writers" from the series that inspired the HBO show ( The New York Times ). Marilyn Marlow has inherited a good deal of money from her mother. But the money originated with another will—that of her mother's wealthy employer. Now his relatives are contesting the will, and it's Rose Keeling, the key witness to its signing, whose mind they will need to sway. When Rose is murdered, sleuthing lawyer Perry Mason must navigate a twisted case involving a personal ad that casts a cloud of suspicion over his client, Miss Marlow, in this mystery in Edgar Award–winning author Erle Stanley Gardner's classic, long-running series, which has sold three hundred million copies and serves as the inspiration for the HBO show starring Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany.
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Erle Stanley Gardner (1889&;1970) was the top selling American author of the twentieth century, primarily due to the enormous success of his Perry Mason Mysteries, which numbered more than eighty and inspired a half-dozen motion pictures and radio programs, as well as a long-running television series starring Raymond Burr. Having begun his career as a pulp writer, Gardner brought a hard-boiled style and sensibility to his early Mason books, but he gradually developed into a more classic detective novelist, providing clues to allow astute readers to solve his many mysteries. For over a quarter of a century, he wrote more than a million words a year under his own name as well as numerous pseudonyms, the most famous being A. A. Fair.
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