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THE CASE OF THE CARELESS CUPID / TRAPS NEED FRESH BAIT
THE CASE OF THE CARELESS CUPID / TRAPS NEED FRESH BAIT Author:Erle Stanley Gardner, A.A. Fair Two mystery novels in one by Erle Stanley Gardner and also using his pen name A.A. Fair: "The Case of the Careless Cupid" (A Perry Mason Mystery, 1968) and "Traps Need Fresh Bait" (A Donald Lam - Bertha Cool Mystery, 1967). Published for the Detective Book Club by Walter J. Black, Inc. — From the book jacket - — "The Case of the Careless Cupid" : ... more »"A widow in distress, her attentive, very wealthy swain, and his overly-protective nieces and nephews provide Perry Mason with one of the most challenging cases of his brilliant legal career. It all began when the attractive Mrs. Anson came to Perry Mason for advice on how to handle a shadow - a real, live shadow, that is. Mason figured that where there was a shadow of any description, there was substance. The point was how much substance, and what kind?"
"Traps Need Fresh Bait" : "Bertha Cool was purring like a kitten. A client had just hired the agency to investigate a suspected insurance swindle, and in Bertha's glittering eyes, that was just the respectable sort of case they needed. Donald Lam had his doubts but he began looking around for suitable bait to set a trap. What he didn't know was that the trap was already baited - and more than ready to spring."« less