Criminal lawyer and bestselling mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote nearly 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Now, the American Bar Association is bringing back his most famous and enduring novels-featuring criminal defense lawyer and sleuth Perry Mason-in striking trade paperback editions. Rhoda Lorton doesn't always marry the right men. Her first husband, Greg Moxley, took off with her savings, only to have his plane crash. Lorton has gone on to marry millionaire scion Carl Montaine when Moxley turns up alive and well and demands money to stay silent about Lorton's first, extant marriage. When Moxley is found dead, two eyewitness claim to have seen Lorton kill him, and she says she killed him, too. But did she?
Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) was a prolific American author best known for his Perry Mason novels, which sold twenty thousand copies a day in the mid-1950s. There have been six motion pictures based on his work and the hugely popular Perry Mason television series starring Raymond Burr, which aired for nine years.