By Erle Stanley Gardner
Criminal attorney and bestselling secret writer Erle Stanley Gardner wrote approximately a hundred and fifty novels that experience bought three hundred million copies around the globe. Now, the yank Bar organization is bringing again his most renowned and enduring novels―featuring felony safety attorney and sleuth Perry Mason―in extraordinary exchange paperback versions.
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Then, after a second of silence, a voice stated, "Who is it? " Perry Mason stated gruffly, "Telegram. " "Who for? " requested the female voice, louder and extra convinced this time. "Thelma Bell," acknowledged Perry Mason. there has been the sound of a bolt clicking again. The door opened a crack and a naked arm thrust out via a free sleeve that seemed within the crack within the door. "I'll take it," stated the voice. Perry Mason driven the door open and entered the house. He heard the swirl of movement, the patter of footsteps. A door slammed close ahead of he may flip his head towards the noise. there has been water operating within the toilet, and Perry Mason might listen the regular churning of the water within the bathtub. a lady donning a kimono which had it appears been thrown swiftly approximately her stood looking at Perry Mason with hot brown eyes which now held a hint of offended defiance in addition to a hint of panic. She was once, maybe, twenty-five years of age, good shaped, and poised. Perry Mason stared at her. "Are you Thelma Bell? " he requested. "Who are you? " Perry Mason allow his eyes glide over her, noticing the dampness of the advantageous hairs of her temples, the naked ft, hurriedly thrust into slippers, the purple coloring of the outside on the ankles. "Are you Thelma Bell? " he back inquired. "Yes," she stated. "I are looking to see Marjorie Clune. " "Who are you? " "Is Marjorie the following? " he requested. She shook her head. "I have not obvious Margy in ages," she stated. "Who's in there taking a bathtub? " Mason requested. "There's nobody in there," she stated. Perry Mason stood quietly, looking at the lady. The water within the rest room were became off, and there may possibly evidently be heard the sounds of moved quickly splashings as a few one played a brief, full of life scrubbing. Then there has been the sound of naked toes thudding to the ground. Perry Mason permit his smiling eyes contradict the girl's assertion through calling her cognizance to the actual facts of her falsehood. "Who are you? " she demanded back. "Are you Thelma Bell? " he requested. She nodded. "I am Perry Mason, an attorney," he instructed her. "It's vital that i am getting involved with Marjorie Clune instantly. " "Why? " she requested. "I'll clarify that to overlook Clune. " "How were you aware she was once the following? " "That is anything i do not are looking to let you know correct now," Perry Mason stated. "I do not believe pass over Clune would want to work out you. i don't believe she desires to see anyone. " "Listen," Perry Mason acknowledged, "I'm all legal professional. i am right here to symbolize omit Clune. She's in difficulty; i will aid her out. " "She isn't really in any trouble," Thelma Bell stated. "She's going to be," Perry Mason retorted grimly. Thelma Bell wrapped the kimono extra tightly approximately her, moved to the rest room door, tapped at the panels. "Margy," she acknowledged. there has been a second of silence, then a voice acknowledged, "What is it, Thelma? " "There's a attorney out here," she stated, "who desires to see you. " "Not me," stated the voice from the opposite part of the rest room door. "I don't need any legal professional. " "You come on out," Thelma Bell acknowledged. She grew to become again to Perry Mason. "She'll be out in a minute.