Tuesday, January 18, 2011
THE CASE OF THE SINGING SKIRT - Erle Stanley Gardner
From 1959 we have super lawyer Perry Mason on the case.
A night club singer enters Perry's office with a gun and the tale of how her employers were planning to steal from a client with a gambling scam.
Then bodies start and turn up.
Of course Perry bamboozles everyone with his genius in Court as he always does with the assistance of his assistant Della Street.
My only complaint is that Gardner cheats the reader in not giving him some crucial information which breaks what Chandler calls " the rules'. The lack of this information stops the reader from logically following the investigation.
But, as with all the Perry Mason stories , its a good time filler and not unenjoyable.