New York: Pocket Book No. 2277, 1956. Later printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front wrapper verso in his trademark, nearly illegible script: "To Ben Brady / With many thanks for your many hours of surveillance with and your loyalty to the show / Gratefully yours / Erle Stanley Gardner / Oct. 1958."
Brady (1908-2003) produced over sixty episodes and wrote two episodes ("The Case of the Terrified Typist," and "The Case of the Demure Defendant") of the "Perry Mason" show during his two-year stint with the program. After "Perry Mason," Brady produced several episodes of "The Outer Limits" (1964-1965), "Rawhide" (1965), and "The Outcasts" (1968-196).
The eighth Perry Mason novel.
Very Good plus in photo illustrated wrappers. Moderate rubbing to the extremities, even toning throughout, and the front hinge is tender from Gardner' inscription. Wrapper photograph by Silver Studios, the agency responsible for many of Pocket Books photographic covers.