The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll



❮Epub❯ ➞ The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll Author Erle Stanley Gardner – E17streets4all.co.uk Jilted by her fiancee, a corporate embezzelor who skipped town with company funds, Mildred decides to switch identities with a dead hitchhiker, hoping to create a new life for herself, but her rouse b Jilted by her fiancee, a corporate embezzelor who of the PDF ↠ skipped town with company funds, Mildred decides to switch identities with a dead hitchhiker, hoping to create a new life for herself, but her rouse brings eventroubles, so she turns to Perry Mason for help Reissue.The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll

Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and of the PDF ↠ author of detective stories who also published under the pseudonyms AA Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J Kenny, Les Tillray, and Robert ParrInnovative and restless in his nature, he was bored by the routine of legal practice, the only part of which he enjoyed was trial work and the development of trial strategy In his spare time, he began to The Case PDF/EPUB ² write for pulp magazines, which also fostered the early careers of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler He created many different series characters for the pulps, including the ingenious Lester Leith, a gentleman thief in the tradition of Raffles, and Ken Corning, a crusading lawyer who was the archetype of his most successful creation, the fictional lawyer and crime solver Perry Mason, about whom he wrotethan eighty novels With the success of Perry Mason, Case of the PDF/EPUB ¼ he gradually reduced his contributions to the pulp magazines, eventually withdrawing from the medium entirely, except for non fiction articles on travel, Western history, and forensic scienceSeeat.

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  • The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll
  • Erle Stanley Gardner
  • English
  • 03 January 2017
  • 0345914791

10 thoughts on “The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll

  1. says:

    A young woman Mildred Crest was engaged to a seemingly nice rich guy and was happy about her life Until one day the guy went into hiding with a large chunk of money he embezzled from the company Completely devastated Mildred drove around without any purpose until she picked up a hitchhiker another young woman named Fern Driscoll They managed to get into an accident and the hitchhiker died Mildred saw an opportunity to start her life anew and assumed the identity of the dead woman.Everything A young woman Mildred Crest was engaged to a seemingly nice rich guy and was happy about her life Until one day the guy went into hiding with a large chunk of money he embezzled from the company Completely devastated Mildred drove around without any purpose until she picked up a hitchhiker another young woman named Fern Driscoll They managed to get into an accident and the hitchhiker died Mildred saw an opportunity to start her life anew and assumed the identity of the dead woman.Everything seemed to be fine until Mildred realized Fern Driscoll was blackmailed before their fateful meeting and that the blackmailers happily switched to her as the target Luckily for her under her new identity she was working at the same floor as Perry Mason Unluckily she conveniently forgot to tell the lawyer the whole truth during the initial consultation As a result Mason himself found a dead body with all the clues pointing toward his client.This is fifty fifth book of the series This is also the weakest one so far, bar none I was able to untangle the mystery sometime after the first third of the book I kept hoping I was wrong and the real picture iscomplicated It was really painful to read about Mason helplessly struggle building the defense case when the solution was very clear quite early I managed to solve Mason s mysteries before, but not before him This is the first time I did this and I do not believe it happened because I suddenly became very smart It isof the case of a weak mystery and plotting To be fair to the book there was a completely unexpected plot twist by the end which saved the book from 2 star rating, but but main mystery is so easy I do not consider it worthy of Perry Mason who, to be fair had a temporary drop of IQ in this book I truly hope it is temporary

  2. says:

    too far fetched Not one of his best.

  3. says:

    Mildred Crest is dumped by her fianc , who admits he was using her to hide his embezzlement from his firm The same night, she picks up a young hitchhiker named Fern Driscoll, who causes a road accident that kills her and almost kills Mildred Deciding to assume Driscoll s identity, Mildred soon finds herself at the mercy of a blackmailer and calls on Perry Mason for help.A good mystery requires wheels within wheels and Gardner knows how to deliver these in spades A novel which will keep reader Mildred Crest is dumped by her fianc , who admits he was using her to hide his embezzlement from his firm The same night, she picks up a young hitchhiker named Fern Driscoll, who causes a road accident that kills her and almost kills Mildred Deciding to assume Driscoll s identity, Mildred soon finds herself at the mercy of a blackmailer and calls on Perry Mason for help.A good mystery requires wheels within wheels and Gardner knows how to deliver these in spades A novel which will keep readers guessing until the trademark courtroom denouement

  4. says:

    A case full of twists and turns The culprit was obvious, though an additional surprise is there at the very end One of those cases where Mason s client wasn t totally honest with him, and his guesswork and lucky breaks get him out of the jam Again, I couldn t help but wonder, if Hamilton Burger is as much to be credited for Mason s wins, as are is luck and lawyering skills.

  5. says:

    It was case no 55 by Perry Mason as legendary and genius of a character created by Stanley Gardner.It slike a courtroom thriller I liked the cross questioning technique of Mason It reminds of a Urdu pulp lawyer character Mirza Amjad Baig created by Hassam Butt.A refreshing read nevertheless after some doses of Seriously Heavy Urdu Literature.

  6. says:

    If you could start all over again and leave your life behind, would you When young and beautiful Mildred Crest is engaged to be married to the most eligible bachelor, she could hardly imagine how her life would change that drastically One afternoon at work, she recieves a call from her fiance confessing to many lies he told everyone As it turns out, he was just an soon to be discovered embazzeler who was going to make a run for it, therefore he was just ending their relationship Abandoned, h If you could start all over again and leave your life behind, would you When young and beautiful Mildred Crest is engaged to be married to the most eligible bachelor, she could hardly imagine how her life would change that drastically One afternoon at work, she recieves a call from her fiance confessing to many lies he told everyone As it turns out, he was just an soon to be discovered embazzeler who was going to make a run for it, therefore he was just ending their relationship Abandoned, humiliated and facing huge scandal Mildred wants just to disappear While driving aimlessly around California she gets approached by a young woman who seems to be in similar predicament and depression She agrees to give her a ride nowhere in particular, but as always, you should be very careful with whom you get in the car The girl, Fren Driscol, turns out to be a littlecrazy than it at first seemed like She grabs the steering wheel and makes the car fall down the canyon Fortunately for Mildred, she survives without as much as a bruise, but for her hitchhiker it s a fatal accident Seeing two purses, Mildred faces the dilemma, which one should she choose What if it d be proclaimed she was the one who died in the accident Being given a new identity and she takes it She becomes a hitchhiker herself and goes towards LA to start a new life Slowly, she begins to rebuild her life starting a new job in the same building as Perry Mason s office Soon, her scheme gets discovered, rich family of Fern s arrives alongside a blackmailer and a murder is committed Mason defends double identity girl There are some twists, especially on the end, but little detective work There is no question who s telling the truth, we know the DAs is mistaken, even if Hamilton Burger accuses Della of perjury Just a regular, pleasant Mason book, it s interesting, but not outstanding Romantic Gertie is definitely happy with the ending

  7. says:

    Reading the entire series This was a good one, I did not know who it was until a few pages before it was revealed.

  8. says:

    The story was engaging but not simple at all Lots of twists and complications The solution of the mystery came out of the blue Didn t see this one coming

  9. says:

    I always enjoy reading Perry Mason books They re fast paced, fun and, as a future lawyer, I enjoy books and movies that have the lawyer as the hero, fighting for the rights of their clients when nobody else will Fun stuff The Case of the Foot Loose Doll is fun and fast paced, with a convoluted plot to boot Having worked in a legal clinic, I know that some of the clients that walk through the door have pretty incredible cases, but the plot here was really stretching it Don t worry, I won t s I always enjoy reading Perry Mason books They re fast paced, fun and, as a future lawyer, I enjoy books and movies that have the lawyer as the hero, fighting for the rights of their clients when nobody else will Fun stuff The Case of the Foot Loose Doll is fun and fast paced, with a convoluted plot to boot Having worked in a legal clinic, I know that some of the clients that walk through the door have pretty incredible cases, but the plot here was really stretching it Don t worry, I won t spoil it for those interested in reading this I also ahve to say that it didn t detract from my enjoyment of the book There was also a few gold nuggets in here I really enjoyed The first was that a major part of the plot reolved around the problems surrounding eye wittness identification This is a complex branch of evidentiary law and I thought it was really cool to see a novel written over 60 years ago dealing with the exact same problems that confront us today Another fun little gold nugget was the admission of one the character s dying words, which is one of the exceptions surrounding hearsay Finally, in the courtroom the direct and cross examinations by Perry Mason and his Prosecutor rivals are so much fun to read It s almost like they were taken directly from the classic book, The Art of Cross Examination Yes, I am aware that I just pegged myself as a legal geek in sharing my delight at these little legal gold nuggets I can t help it, law is just so cool As I mentioned, the Perry Mason books tend to be pretty fast paced, which means there is very little descriptiveness Not necesarily a bad thing, but I keep imagining that these stories take place in a Noir like setting, and I d love a littleatmosphere.Overall fun, and recommended for a quick, enjoyable read.3.5 5 Stars

  10. says:

    I know of Perry Mason mostly through the TV show that starred Raymond Burr rather than through novels I did find it amusing that the original cover price of this novel was 60 cents and the Half Price Books tag on it says they were selling it for 1 SPOILER ALERT My first thought is that it would be harder now to take on a new identity in the way that Mildred Crest did by taking the purse of another woman These days you d likely be caught out by social media, online photos, or some such.Als I know of Perry Mason mostly through the TV show that starred Raymond Burr rather than through novels I did find it amusing that the original cover price of this novel was 60 cents and the Half Price Books tag on it says they were selling it for 1 SPOILER ALERT My first thought is that it would be harder now to take on a new identity in the way that Mildred Crest did by taking the purse of another woman These days you d likely be caught out by social media, online photos, or some such.Also, later in the novel, it becomes quite apparent that in today s day and age, it would be unlikely that a PI would have to notify the FBI about a bank robbery or ask them to locate Fern Driscoll in the way it was done in this novel Maybe I m mistaken, butThe way Mason comes to the conclusion wasn t straightforward to me There was some roundabout ways of gathering evidence and figuring out what really happened I was surprised to find that the dead woman wasn t Fern after all I was glad that Forrester did really seem to love her even though his father thought she was beneath their social set I thought the money in Fern s purse was a good red herring it did make me think that Harrison Baylor or his son Forrester had paid Fern to go away

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