Book Review of
The Case of the Lame Canary
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. Perry Mason doesn’t usually handle divorce cases, but this one’s a doozy: sisters Rita Swaine and Rosalind Prescott have intertwined romantic histories and questionable taste in men. Perry Mason finds himself embroiled in a shady insurance scam and a lawsuit, while also dealing with a murdered man, a nosy neighbor, and a canary with suspiciously short claws.
Perry Mason, the famous criminal lawyer, is at it again. He needs to solve a crime to save a client from the electric chair and it all has to do with a canary. I like the Perry Mason books better then the TV series from the 50s and 60s. The murder scene is described and there is all of the back story about the complicated things that happened in the past that may have caused the man’s death. This book is one of my favorite murder stories and has many exciting twists and turns.