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The Case of the Lonely Heiress - Perry Mason

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The Case of the Lonely Heiress from Perry Mason aired February 01, 1958. Perry Mason by Erle Stanley Gardner, a civil rights lawyer turned author, was the master of American mystery fiction. His mysteries contain intricate and challenging plots full of surprises, whodunits in the best tradition. 85 of his 146 books feature Perry Mason. The fictional attorney became the basis of a popular TV series, achieving an enviable record for winning his cases. At the height of his popularity Gardner was selling an average of 26,000 copies of his novels a day. In The Case of the Lonely Heiress Perry is defending a client who has been framed, and Perry engages in a few unorthodox practices to protect his client. The client anticipates inheriting wealth from her mother who had nursed a sick man. The man wrote a will to her, leaving the bulk of his fortune. But his family did not appreciate the bequest, and one of the witnesses to the will is considering changing her testimony saying she did not witness the signing. Murder enters within the plot; and can you figure out "who done it," before Perry?


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