The Case of the Fan-Dancers Horse Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "Put this add in the paper, Della," said Perry Mason. — "Make it in gerenal terms: 'If the fan-dancer who has lost certain property will communicate with Box so-snd-so, she can have her property restored to her.' Have any replies forwarded to this office." — The "property" Perry Mason was referring to was a pair of dancer's shoes and two ostrich-f... more »eather fans, which he and Della had taken from a wrecked car. The first answer was a letter from one Cherie Chi-Chi, who said that her agent would arrange to recover the horse.
When John Callender arrived with a note from Cherie and an offer of $500 for Mason's trouble, the lawyer asked him to describe the property. Callender described a horse, in detail.
"The property that I found does not exactly answer that description," said Mason.
Thus began one of Perry Mason's most intricate cases, involving two fan-dancers with the same name, a husband, a lover, a suitor, a corpse, and, above all, a horse.« less