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The Case of the Burning Bequest

(1990)
(Book 87 in the Perry Mason series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
Repeating his successful continuation of the work of the late Erle Stanley Gardner, MWA president Chastain invents a second mystery to challenge lawyer Perry Mason ( The Case of Too Many Murders ). John Leland is arrested for fatally stabbing Iris Jantzen, stepmother of his fiancee, Anne Kimbro, who engages Mason to save her beloved. With Della Street and Paul Drake, the attorney searches for facts to refute the mass of evidence against Leland. But information about an earlier murder in the same house where Iris was killed further incriminates the accused, who repeatedly disappears while shrewd Mason, preparing for the trial, looks elsewhere for a suspect. Will the great lawyer crush the opposition at the height of the courtroom proceedings? Of course. Chastain adheres to Gardner's successful formula in which the fun comes from guessing how--not if--Perry will win his daunting cases. Literary Guild alternate.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Thomas Chastain's The Case of the Burning Bequest

Hardback Editions

February 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Perry Mason in the Case of the Burning Bequest
Author(s): Thomas Chastain, Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 1-56054-101-6 / 978-1-56054-101-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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July 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Perry Mason in the Case of the Burning Bequest: Based on Characters Created by Erle Stanley Gardner
Author(s): Thomas Chastain
ISBN: 0-688-08960-7 / 978-0-688-08960-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

September 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Perry Mason in the Case of the Burning Bequest
Author(s): Thomas Chastain
ISBN: 0-380-71318-7 / 978-0-380-71318-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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