The Case of the Gilded Lily
Publisher: William A Morrow & Co
Place: New York
244 pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in publisher's original yellow cloth with black lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition.
Erle Stanley Gardner was born 17 July 1889 in Malden, Massachusetts.While working as a lawyer in Ventura, California, he began writing mystery stories.In all, he wrote 146 books, including 85 Perry Mason mysteries.The Mystery Writers of America awarded him the title Grand Master in 1962.He died 11 March 1970, at his ranch near Temecula, California. The Case of the Gilded Lilly is the 51st Perry Mason Mystery.
Stewart G. Bedford loves his wife Ann, and cooperates with blackmailer Binney Denham. But he wakes from a drugged drink to find Binney shot, his gun missing, and his blonde escort "Gerry, for short" missing. Binney claimed an accomplice, and somebody beats up Gerry. California lawyer Perry Mason, secretary Della Street, and PI Paul Drake team up for answers.
Small abrasion on title, jacket corners and spine ends chipped with 1/4" loss to spine ends else a better than very good copy in a very good jacket.
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