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This is the third installment in the Perry Mason series, and also a hit after a grand reception of the first two books.Frank Patton is a tall and handsome punk, who also has persuasion up his arsenal. He runs a competition for girls with beautiful legs with utmost prudence. When Mason is onto him, he gets a knife in his chest.
What makes this book stand out?
The book is a classic crime work, and appealing largely to greenhorn and amateurish audience. With a different flavor added to the same series of books, Gardner comes up with another popular Eric Stanley Gardner book.
Read it for
The detective work is crisp, clean and tidy. There are no prolonged courtroom drama or unnecessary investigations. Perry Mason does his job to-the-point.
Don't read it for
The plot is predictable, and the villain well introduced right from the start. But, disregarding this a crime and discounting this a thriller, the book is a great piece of work.