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The Case of the Lucky Legs

The Case of the Lucky Legs Frank Patton was a promoter Tall and dignified he was a handsome and persuasive crook His racket of running contests for girls with beautiful legs was carefully planned When Perry Mason caught up with

  • Title: The Case of the Lucky Legs
  • Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
  • ISBN: 9780345369277
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Frank Patton was a promoter Tall and dignified he was a handsome and persuasive crook His racket of running contests for girls with beautiful legs was carefully planned When Perry Mason caught up with him he had a nine inch knife in his chest.

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    1. Erle Stanley Gardner

      Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author of detective stories who also published under the pseudonyms A.A Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J Kenny, Les Tillray, and Robert Parr.Innovative and restless in his nature, he was bored by the routine of legal practice, the only part of which he enjoyed was trial work and the development of trial strategy In his spare time, he began to write for pulp magazines, which also fostered the early careers of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler He created many different series characters for the pulps, including the ingenious Lester Leith, a gentleman thief in the tradition of Raffles, and Ken Corning, a crusading lawyer who was the archetype of his most successful creation, the fictional lawyer and crime solver Perry Mason, about whom he wrote than eighty novels With the success of Perry Mason, he gradually reduced his contributions to the pulp magazines, eventually withdrawing from the medium entirely, except for non fiction articles on travel, Western history, and forensic science.See at enpedia wiki Erle_Sta

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    1. For those young enough not to remember the show, this is what Perry Mason - the main hero of the series - looks like according to the show named after him:Basically he is the guy a good lawyer should be: he always sticks to his client no matter what, even if the client in question lies to him, or even tries to frame the lawyer (it did happen quite often). He also almost always wins his cases. I also need to mention nobody would even accuse his cases to be straightforward: they are anything but. [...]


    2. "You open that door without a search warrant," he said, "and I'll break your Jaw." Perry Mason to two cops who want to search his office. Perry is still in his tough guy bag in the third book of the series. 1934 publication date on this one. No courtroom scenes, no Hamilton Burger, no Lieutenant Tragg. Perry doesn't need a courtroom. He cross examines everyone anyway. and solves the mystery doing it.I love it.


    3. I'll give pretty much any Gardner a solid three stars, even if I know the perpetrator from the beginning. This is one of the really old Perry Masons---1930s era---complete with tension between him and Paul Drake (his right-hand man of later mysteries) and hiding stuff from Della (Della eventually comes to know more about Mason's cases than he does). And when Mason whips out a skeleton key not once but twice to make his way through the locked and unlocked doors of apartment buildings and hotels, [...]


    4. I really liked this Perry Mason, in this one Perry really steps over the line on multiple occasions. As always of the period, entertaining and will keep you turning the pages.


    5. I've been reading Gardner's Perry Mason books off and on for decades. Many years ago, I was an intense fan of the series, and read them all at least once. Now, after a lot of water over the dam, I'm looking at them again.Those who are used to really fine mystery writers (in the literary sense), such as Ross Macdonald, may find Gardner's writing style off-putting. It can be stiff and mechanical. Nonetheless, I still love the general setting: the characters of Perry, Della, Paul, Lt. Tragg, and Ha [...]


    6. This Perry Mason happens to be the 3rd of the series. Maybe thats why it is so different than the others I have read. It is almost like its not the same Perry Mason at all!I guess Gardner still hadn't found the rythm or the pattern that his later works reflect. The interpersonal relations between Mason and Della, Mason and Drake are so different here! Drake is more of an equal than an accessory and Della is more girlish and frightened in this case. There is no scent of that dashing, confident, s [...]


    7. In this novel Perry Mason solves 'The Case of the Lucky Legs' without any courtroom histrionics. This novel being one of the earliest works by the author, the book is without the usual characters of Prosecuting Attorney Hamilton Burger & Lieutenant Tragg. Though I successfully predicted the villain, it is still fun to read how Perry Mason always takes risks to prove his client innocent. AMAZING.


    8. When movie producer Frank Patton steals money from the local chamber of commerce, Marjorie Clune becomes the prime suspect when a knife is found in Frank's chest. Mason tells a lie to expose the real killer.




    9. This is either number three or number four of the Perry Mason series. And I gotta say, it was a cluttered mess. Way too many characters and a plot that was simply impossible to follow and keep straight in one's head.But there were some interesting revelations in it. Number one, Perry in these novels, can play with the law pretty damn loosely when he wants to. Not just stretch the interpretation of the law to its limits; but outright smash it to pieces with a sledge hammer if in protecting his cl [...]


    10. Went to the library today, and found Perry Mason and the Case of the Lucky Legs: A Radio Dramatization (Audio CD) by Erle Stanley Gardner.After seeing several of you write on Erle Stanley under the name A.A. Somebody, I couldn't find any of those, but found this and we listened to it tonight. I'm a huge Perry fan. We have all of Season three at our home and this episode above just happen to be in this dramatization. It stars Jerry Robbins as Perry Mason and the Colonial Radio Players. Not really [...]


    11. A classic whodunit story. Fast paced and loaded with all kinds of suspicion. In the end, Mason made reference to a story given by one of the players, however, the only thing the reader knew was that Mason read newspapers, it came across as a cheap shot to keep the reader from all the facts. The story worked, but the author's manipulation of the reader was a distraction. No court room drama in this one.


    12. A fun Perry Mason, in which Perry skirts really close to the edge and almost falls over. As a mystery, it's fairly obvious who the killer is early on, but it's still fun to see Perry run all around and try to stay ahead of the cops. And he never makes it to a courtroom in this one - his client never really gets arrested. One of the Warren Williams Perry Mason films is based on this book.


    13. A scam, a great pair of gams, and bam! A murder of the scam artist. Although the premise is good, the writing, particularly the dialog, is so-so. It didn’t hold my interest as well as other Perry Mason tales and actually, I struggled getting through it.📌Borrowed from Archive.


    14. Great book. Complex plot and brilliant summation at the conclusion of the story. Great book Complex plot with a brilliant summation at the conclusion of the story. The best Perry Mason that I have read. So far!



    15. there was a lot going on in this book. I'm not sure I like it as much as I like the others I've read so far.



    16. This is the third book in the Perry Mason series, and a significant improvement over its predecessor. The plot is a lot more complicated, and there is a classic mystery puzzle here concerning the precise timing of the events surrounding the murder. Once again, the book is replete with young women who seem out of a Vargas calendar, but that is part of the era in which it was written. A fun read.


    17. 3 Stars. A Perry Mason mystery with no courtroom drama? With no dramatic evidence to catch-up the real perpetrator under Perry's cross-examination in the last chapter? His client is a young woman with beautiful legs who gets scammed in a small town beauty contest. This 1930s entry in the series is more of a detective story. Perry and Della find the con man's body with a butter knife in his chest. Interesting - the early Mason is not above tampering with evidence. Parts of the formula are missing [...]


    18. My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.


    19. I was struck by the differences between this early Perry Mason adventure and the middle novels I read dozens of as a youth, and the later years TV movies I remembered from the 80's. Perry Mason going to rough someone up like a thug? Paul Drake kind of working against him (a little)? Hmmmmmm . . . A fine work, but definitely not one of the best stories from the canon featuring this wily master of the law.


    20. The 3rd novel down my "journey into time" (started in 2015) to discover old treasures like the Perry Mason Series, is a complete page-turner."The Case Of The Lucky Legs" continues to be a superb whodunnit which leave me ecstatic in this journey. Perry Mason, a character created in 1930s, can easily be a part of 2016 and the author would need to change NOTHING (not even a word) to adjust to the advanced world since 1930s. Now, THAT, for sure is what is evergreen. The story telling has the same in [...]


    21. When a young woman enters a beautiful legs contest, where the winner gets a movie contract, she has no idea what about to happen to her life. After winning, she is taken to L.A. and left to fend for herself. The business leaders of her town who were talked into financing the contest, were cheated out of the their money, and now two different suitors are in the city trying to find her and avenge her humiliation. When the man who pulled off the con is found dead, it looks like there is no lack for [...]


    22. I love reading the Perry Mason stories when I was young and am re-reading them nowwhile the story line is familiar to any one who has read Gardner's Mason books, I found the story just as engaging as I remember. Mason and his associates, Drake and Street, interact in ways that demonstrate a strong willed person being supported by people who believe in him even though they may not always agree with his approach. The damsels in distress (or their benefactors) are just as strong-willed so the story [...]


    23. What a story. Though I have had been reading and re-reading Perry Mason books since childhood days, I began to read it in sequence, that is starting from book one. I found first two books a kind of starters, warming up stories, but this story kept me gripped and I felt the same kind of excitement that I always felt.Courtroom or no Courtroom, expect Perry Mason cross-examine everyone anywhere. This is one of the firsts where I didn't read any courtroom scenes, but it was no less in suspense and t [...]


    24. "Lucky" to have Perry Mason as her attorneyWhat a wonderful book! Erle Stanley Gardner has done it again with this third installment of the Perry Mason series. This case deals with the murder of a shady promoter of good-looking young women. Young women win a "legs" contest and are promised a Hollywood career and attendant fame. This is, of course, a scam, and the girls are left fame-less and penniless. The promoter, of course, is murdered and Mason represents the girl and man who are the prime s [...]


    25. Another fun Perry Mason tale, this time with a bunch of people searching for a crooked movie screen test promoter. Paul Drake shows he doesn't quite have the backbone Perry does in this one, and Perry still doesn't see the inside of a courtroom in the story. I'm assuming he's going to have to go to court in one of these sooner or later - I mean, it is kinda what he's known for. A good mystery tale, with a bunch of turns and plenty of evidence for readers to cull through until the killer becomes [...]


    26. First one of this genre that I read, my Gram (a voracious reader in her own right) had it sitting around when I was staying with her. I was familiar with the TV show, this set me off in a whole different direction.Great descriptions of how people lived in that era and much racier than the TV show. Della Street and Perry Mason were a lot hotter in their interaction here. Steamy!Each one with a unique mystery too and that courtroom moment where the guilty party confesses to Perry Mason. Ah, so sat [...]


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