The Case of the Reluctant Model Author:Earle Stanley Gardner Perry Mason finds that "art is long but life is fleeting" -- especially in the fine art of murder... — The painting was a modern masterpiece. But was it authentic? Three experts staked their reputations on the fact that it was. But Collin M. Durant called it a rank imitation. The witness to his remark gave Perry Mason a signed affidavit, and mill... more »ionaire Otto Olney, owner of the painting, sued for slander.
Then the witness -- a beautiful blonde art student and model -- disappeared, leaving Perry Mason headed for the courtroom and a spectacular trial. A trial not, as originally planned, for slander, but one for nurder in the first degree...« less