Book Reviews of I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (Cece Caruso, Bk 1)

I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (Cece Caruso, Bk 1)
I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason - Cece Caruso, Bk 1
Author: Susan Kandel
ISBN-13: 9780060581060
ISBN-10: 0060581069
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (Cece Caruso, Bk 1) on + 404 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Cece Caruso is writing a book about Perry Mason and his creator, Erle Stanley Gardner. As a big Perry Mason fan, I found all of the information about the books and their author to be wonderfully interesting. But there needs to more than that to make this a good mystery, and the necessary factors are definitely there. The author writes well, the characters are interesting and likeable, and plot is adequately mystifying, and the background is fascinating. Read the book.
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Helpful Score: 6
As a way-back-then Perry Mason fan and an Earle Stanley Gardener fan, this delightful book was a bit of a walk down memory lane, totally brought into this year. Easy, pleasant read.
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Helpful Score: 6
I loved this book. Of course, I've always liked Perry Mason. It was a fun approach to an old standby.
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Helpful Score: 4
A fun book, especially if you like vintage clothes and watched Perry Mason as a child.
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Helpful Score: 4
The first Cece Caruso mystery, which mixes vintage fashion, mystery biography and a "cold case" murder mystery. Cece is doing a biography on Erle Stanley Gardner, the creator of the Perry Mason mystery novels. He was also a lawyer, and Cece's attention got caught on one of his prospective pleads for help- from a man who has been in prison for 40 years for a crime he swears he did not commit. When Cece goes to interview him, she gets caught in a mystery that has been buried for decades and she gets pulled into solving it. Along the way her daughter might divorce her beloved husband because of another secret, and Cece continues her journey to building a fantastic vintage clothing collection! I didn't like this one as much as the next in the series, "Not A Girl Detective", but it was still enjoyable and the mystery kept me turning pages longer than I planned. Cece is a great character and her intelligence and sense of humor make her a wonderful "cozy mystery" heroine.
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Helpful Score: 3
Enjoyed this book very much - fun mystery and the lead character is very likeable
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Helpful Score: 2
I am not a fashionista, but I did have fun with the story. Great characters, and story line.
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Helpful Score: 2
I highly tout this book as an enjoyable read. I'm a lover of vintage clothing and the protagonist is a collector which was an added bonus. Can't help but want to be friends with Cece Caruso!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of a fun series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Cece Caruso is great!
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Helpful Score: 1
It was a fun quick read!
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Lots of nice information about Earle Stanley Gardner- author of the Perry Mason mysteries. Good story but sometimes a little unbelievable. Still very fun to read.
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Everybody in Los Angeles has problems. Former New Jersey beauty queen Cece Caruso has a ton. In addition to a bad case of writer's block and trying to save her daughter's marriage, she become obsessed with Gardner's literary courtroom magician, Perry Mason. And said obsession has led her to a prison inmate who once pled his case to the late great mystery writer.

Suddenly, solving a forty-year-old murder has become her primary concern--that and finding a 1970 silk chiffon Ossie Clark to add to her collection of vintage clothing. But channeling the inner sleuth she never knew she possessed, Cece may be stirring up a killer who's no character from a dog-eared paperback, but all too real....and coming all too close for comfort.

Good book, it had a slow start, but soon I found I could not put it down
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1st in the Cece Caruso series.
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Everybody in Los Angeles has problems. Former New Jersey beauty queen Cece Caruso has a ton. In addition to a bad case of writer's block and trying to save her daughter's marriage, she's become obsessed with Gardner's literary courtroom magician, Perry Mason. And said obsession has led her to a prison inmate who once pled his case to the late great mystery writer. Suddenly, solving a forty-year-old murder has become her primary concern -- that and finding a 1970 silk chiffon Ossie Clark to add to her collection of vintage clothing. But by channeling the inner sleuth she never knew she possessed, Cece may be stirring up a killer who's no character from a dog-eared paperback, but all too real ... and coming all too close for comfort
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Liked the title better than the book LOL Not too bad for a Bk 1 in a new series. I will read the second one. This one moved a bit slow for me but still did enjoy the book. After all that is what counts ;o)