Find your next favorite audiobook

Become a member today and listen free for 30 days
The Case of the Reluctant Model

The Case of the Reluctant Model


The Case of the Reluctant Model

ratings:
4.5/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Aug 29, 2017
ISBN:
9781531828592
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Art student Maxine Lindsay, as the guest of her mentor, art dealer Colin Durant, attends a reception aboard the yacht of millionaire Otto Olney, who is unveiling his newest purchase, a $130,000 Gauguin. When Durant confides that the painting is a fake, Maxine becomes involved in a complicated series of deceptions. Soon gallery owner Leslie Rankin threatens Maxine. Perry Mason is called in, a beatnik artist is accused of painting the fake, and Durant is found fully clothed in Maxine's shower, shot dead with her pistol.

Released:
Aug 29, 2017
ISBN:
9781531828592
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.  

Related to The Case of the Reluctant Model

Titles In This Series (40)
Related Audiobooks

Reviews

What people think about The Case of the Reluctant Model

4.4
8 ratings / 3 Reviews
What did you think?
Rating: 0 out of 5 stars

Reader reviews

  • (3/5)
    An excellent Perry Mason mystery. Some shocking developments, and an interesting who-done-it, but not quite as spectacular as a few others. I like the relationship Mason has with Tragg. I liked the plot twist of having Mason fall victim to a con game - and watching him fight to get out of being made out a fool was interesting. I last read this 22 years ago.
  • (4/5)
    An art dealer claims a painting recently sold for a high price is an obvious fake. He said this to a young woman named Maxine Lindsay, and so she is Perry Mason's star witness in the seller's suit for slander. Then she vanishes leaving a dead body behind in her apartment, and Mason finds he is (as usual)involved in a murder case. The biography of the painter seems suggested by the life of Gauguin.
  • (4/5)
    A model unwittingly becomes involved in a scam with forged paintings and a wealthy benefactor. Mason at his best, even when Burger tries to get one over.