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THE CASE OF THE BEAUTIFUL BEGGAR / UP FOR GRABS
THE CASE OF THE BEAUTIFUL BEGGAR / UP FOR GRABS Author:Erle Stanley Gardner, A.A. Fair Two novels in one book by the same author, Erle Stanley Gardner and his pen name A.A. Fair: — A Perry Mason Mystery _ "The Case of the Beautiful Beggar" (1965) and A Donald Lam-Bertha Cool Mystery - "Up for Grabs" (1964). Published for the Detective Book Club by Walter J. Black, Inc. — From the book jacket- — "The Case of the Beautiful Beggar": — "... more »Daphne Shelby was young, beautiful, and thoroughly upset. The letter she handed Perry Mason had been written in haste and great agitation. It was from her uncle and had reached her just after her ship sailed from Honolulu on the return from a three months' cruise of the Orient. 'Don't come home,' the message read. 'Get in touch with Perry Mason immediately...and be prepared for a shock.' It didn't take long for Mason to go into action, and from then on events moved with electrifying swiftness."
"Up For Grabs":
"Bertha Cool was in a flap. The distinguished Mr. Homer Breckinridge had been waiting twenty minutes for Donald Lam to make an appearance, and around Mr. Breckinridge was the heady aroma of C-A-S-H. Then Donald appeared and in no time found himself hired to investigate an insurance claim. 'Such nice, safe, respectable work,' purred Bertha, 'and it's up for grabs.' But it didn't take Donald long to find out it was anything but safe, and that he was the one up for grabs..."« less