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THE CASE OF THE WORRIED WAITRESS / CUT THIN TO WIN
THE CASE OF THE WORRIED WAITRESS / CUT THIN TO WIN Author:Erle Stanley Gardner, A.A. Fair From the book jacket: — "The Case of the Worried Waitress" (A Perry Mason Mystery, 1966) by Erle Stanley Gardner: "One of the most puzzling cases in Perry Mason's career leads to brilliant courtroom tactics and a stunning surprise ending...It was against the restaurant rule for a waitress to beleaguer customers for advice, but Katherine Ellis was... more » not only young and beautiful, it was obvious that she was deeply worried...So when Perry Mason finished lunch, he left her a note: 'My usual fee for an office consultation is ten dollars. The tip under the plate is eleven dollars.' Then he said laughingly to Della that if the girl didn't turn up, the Bar Association would have grounds for accusing him of soliciting business! But turn up she did, and in no time at all, Perry discovered that Katherine Ellis had full cause to worry - in fact, she was in serious trouble indeed..."
"Cut Thin to Win" (A Donald Lam-Bertha Cool Mystery, 1965)(under Gardner's pen name, A.A. Fair): "The man's name was Clayton Dawson. The Cool-Lam Agency was so well known he'd come from Denver for help on a highly confidential matter...Dawson shelled out a fat retainer and put his cards on the table. The question was: Were they from a marked deck?"