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The Case of the Substitute Face (Perry Mason…
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The Case of the Substitute Face (Perry Mason Mysteries (Fawcett Books)) (original 1938; edição 1987)

por Erle Stanley Gardner

Séries: Perry Mason (Book 12)

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While enjoying a leisurely ocean cruise in the company of secretary Della Street, Perry Mason is approached by a passenger who is worried about the well-being of her husband. Not long afterward, her husband is seen jumping off the ship, an apparent suicide-but when the body is recovered, it turns out that he was shot. Accused of murder, the wife puts her fate in the hands of Perry, who in the course of piecing things together unearths the fact that the husband had once accepted a huge bribe while serving on a jury. The case takes many shocking twists and turns before revealing its surprising conclusion. With the reissue of this iconic series--many titles of which have not been in print for years--it is our hope at Ankerwycke to introduce a whole new generation of reasers to the investigative brilliance of Perry Mason and the masterful storytelling of Erle Stanley Gardner, drawing together a new and connected family of fans throughout the world.… (mais)
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Título:The Case of the Substitute Face (Perry Mason Mysteries (Fawcett Books))
Autores:Erle Stanley Gardner
Informação:Ballantine Books (1987), Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:****
Etiquetas:mystery, perry mason--fictional character

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The Case of the Substitute Face por Erle Stanley Gardner (1938)

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Here Perry Mason does a crossover with the Love Boat, as he deals with a murder on a cruise ship. Also, both Perry's associate lawyer & detective use the N-word, in the same idiom as before ("n-word in a woodpile"). Did Gardner just learn this phrase and decided to keep working it in? Yes, the past is a different country, etc etc. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Oct 5, 2020 |
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  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
"Substitute Face" has Perry and Della on a cruise ship returning from Hawaii when a woman comes to Perry for advice: she thinks her husband has embezzled money from his company. That night, the man is murdered and his body tossed overboard--with Della as a witness to Perry's client supposedly doing the deed! ( )
  bekkil1977 | Feb 9, 2018 |
Apparently the second attempt of a vacation succeeded (albeit being called a business trip so Mason can research the law in far away lands) and Della and Mason had been away from LA. We catch up with them on the last leg of the trip - between Hawaii and the mainland. And this is where he meets Mrs. Newberry, her husband and their daughter Belle. Before long, one of the passengers falls in the water, a shot is heard and the new friends of our favorite lawyer are in trouble.

The story and the ship soon arrive on shore and Mason's client is accused of murder. And Della, Perry and Drake (and his agency) are off trying to figure out what happened and what is the truth. Of course, it turns out out that there is a lot more than just the missing person (as a body is never found) - fake names, weird pictures, missing money, entrance in society and an eyewitness tie the story badly. Until Mason pulls one of his regular tricks of course.

One of my biggest issues while reading the book was that Mason seems to be missing clues he usually would have seen immediately. I was ready to chalk the novel down as one of the weakest ones... until Mason remarked on that. Was it the vacation? The company? Something else? Who knows - but with the problem being addressed, the novel now actually works - showing that even Mason is not on the top of his game all the time.

Most of the series novel are highly formulaic but I still enjoy them. They work, even 80 years later. Part of it is the charm of the years and the times I never lived in (when all the women were dames and all the men were drinking and smoking and when the world was young and people actually had to go to a pay phone to make a call and when credit cards did not exist...). Whatever it is, it seems to be exactly what I need at the moment. ( )
  AnnieMod | Sep 17, 2016 |
Perry and Della travelling together? Do tell. Perry even hints of marriage, but Della turns him down flat. Actually, a pretty good story. Clean, crisp plot line. Typical 30's patter (and un-PC-ness). Overall, very entertaining. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 13, 2014 |
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While enjoying a leisurely ocean cruise in the company of secretary Della Street, Perry Mason is approached by a passenger who is worried about the well-being of her husband. Not long afterward, her husband is seen jumping off the ship, an apparent suicide-but when the body is recovered, it turns out that he was shot. Accused of murder, the wife puts her fate in the hands of Perry, who in the course of piecing things together unearths the fact that the husband had once accepted a huge bribe while serving on a jury. The case takes many shocking twists and turns before revealing its surprising conclusion. With the reissue of this iconic series--many titles of which have not been in print for years--it is our hope at Ankerwycke to introduce a whole new generation of reasers to the investigative brilliance of Perry Mason and the masterful storytelling of Erle Stanley Gardner, drawing together a new and connected family of fans throughout the world.

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