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  • Published: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743481318
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

The Case of the Phantom Fortune: Green Popular Penguins


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Horace Warren pays five hundred dollars to have Perry Mason attend a buffet dinner to observe his guests. He also wants Mason to investigate a fingerprint and suspects his wife is being blackmailed. Mrs Warren's mystery past may hold the clues.

Horace Warren pays five hundred dollars to have Perry Mason attend a buffet dinner to observe his guests. He also wants Mason to investigate a fingerprint and suspects his wife is being blackmailed. Mrs Warren's mystery past may hold the clues.

The Green Popular Penguins Story

It was in 1935 when Allen Lane stood on a British railway platform looking for something good to read on his journey. His choice was limited to popular magazines and poor quality paperbacks. Lane's disappointment at the range of books available led him to found a company – and change the world.

In 1935 the Penguin was born, but it took until the late 1940s for the Crime and Mystery series to emerge. The genre thrived in the post-war austerity of the 1940s, and reached heights of popularity by the 1960s.

Suspense, compelling plots and captivating characters ensure that once again you need look no further than the Penguin logo for the scene of the perfect crime.

  • Pub date: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781743481318
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Erle Stanley Gardner

Erle Stanley Gardner is the master of American mystery fiction. A criminal lawyer, he filled his mysteries with intricate, fascinating, ever-twisting plots. Challenging, clever and full of surprises, these are whodunits in the best tradition. During his lifetime, Erle Stanley Gardner wrote 146 books, 85 of which feature Perry Mason. The fictional attorney became the basis of a number of television series achieving an enviable record for winning his cases.

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