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The Case of the Rolling Bones

The Case of the Rolling Bones


The Case of the Rolling Bones

ratings:
4/5 (7 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Jan 27, 2017
ISBN:
9781531827397
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Unlucky in Love

Years ago Alden Leeds found a rich vein of gold in the Klondike. Now his greedy relatives fear he's planning to throw his fortune away on a gold-digging spouse, Emily Milicant. So to prevent the two from joining in holy matrimony, they commit their affluent kin to a sanitarium on a trumped-up charge.

Then Leeds escapes, only to end up in the company of Emily's blackmailing brother, John, a manufacturer of fixed dice, rolling bones that always come up seven. But when John is murdered-with Leeds's fingerprints found all over the apartment-Perry Mason must crack a baffling case before his client bumps from the nut house to the jail house.…

Released:
Jan 27, 2017
ISBN:
9781531827397
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Erle Stanley Gardner (1889–1970) was an author and lawyer who wrote nearly 150 detective and mystery novels that sold more than one million copies each, making him easily the best-selling American writer of his time. He ranks as one of the most prolific specialists of crime fiction due to his popular alter ego, lawyer-detective Perry Mason. A self-taught lawyer, Gardner was admitted to the California bar in 1911 and began defending poor Chinese and Mexicans as well as other clients. Eventually his writing career, which began with the pulps, pushed his law career aside. As proven in his Edgar Award–winning The Court of Last Resort, Gardner never gave up on the cases of wrongly accused individuals or unjustly convicted defendants.  

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  • (2/5)
    "Rolling Bones" confused the heck out of me. I reread scenes as I went along, hoping to better understand it, but it didn't help. The corpse (I think--see, this is how confused I am) used so many different aliases I'm not sure what his real identity was. Perry successfully uses one corpse to solve two murders in the end--I think. Exactly.
  • (4/5)
    The Case of the Rolling Bones is a Perry Mason mystery that involves murder, sanitariums, gold digging women, gold digging prospectors, mistaken identity, restaurant delivery, worried relatives, and most of all, the amazing powers of deduction.
  • (4/5)
    Once upon a time, two men found gold in Klondike. By the end of that winter one of them was dead and one of them was rich. Now, decades later, the heirs of the man that returned want to declare him incompetent - mainly because he seems to have fallen in love.It is a niece that comes to Perry to ask for help against these plans - but before long the first body appears (not much surprise there). The problem is that the man cannot be dead - because he is already dead. And that's how starts a yarn of the past and days when people were getting rich by finding gold. For a while, I was wondering where Gardner is going with the story but then when the aliases and names started rolling, the story turned into a double story - one side in the 30s with Mason; one back in the Klondike. A woman that is not what she appears to be, a man that cannot be alive, another that dies two times. It is obvious that names had been exchanged but the reasons for it are not straight forward - and it seems that the story is a lot more complicated than anyone expected. Mason deciding to protect his clients and manufacture some clues do not help things much.At the end the story wrapped in nicely but I am a bit ambivalent about what the lawyer did - legal it may have been but it was not very morally sound. Despite the reasons for it.I enjoyed the window in the past as seen from a later past - seeing the past with the eyes of the people that would have been dead before I was born (were they real) is fascinating.
  • (4/5)
    Mason gets involved in a case involving former gold prospectors from the Klondike, as well as crooked dice.
  • (4/5)
    A somewhat confusing storyline - although it is clear at the end who is the killer, it's not always clear who was actually killed. Nevertheless, it fits well with the gripping nature of all Perry Mason mysteries.