Case of the Cautious Coquette, The

Genre: Mystery

Case of the Cautious Coquette, The

Performed by:
Alexander Cendese
#34 in Perry Mason Series

When Perry Mason and Paul Drake ran the ad, all they were hoping for was a clue to the identity of a hit-and-run driver. The first reply looked suspicious. It said that the license number of the wanted car was written down in the notebook of a woman who could be out of her apartment from two to five on a certain afternoon, and a key to the apartment was enclosed.“Could this letter,” Mason asked Della Street, “have been written by the woman herself? I want to get the feminine angle.” Della laughed. “There aren’t any feminine angles—they’re all curved.” Fast curves.From the very first time Perry met the voluptuous blonde, Lucille Barton, she pitched him trouble. She lied about her past, about her many marriages, about her gun, and about her boyfriends. Then the murders began. And the cops turned up with evidence which pointed clearly to one person as the killer—Perry Mason!

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 6 hours
Media Options:
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Author
Erle Stanley Gardner

Biography:
Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) was a prolific American author best known for his Perry Mason novels, which sold twenty thousand copies a day in the mid-1950s. There have been six motion pictures based on his work and the hugely popular Perry Mason television series starring Raymond Burr, which aired for nine years.
Narrator
Alexander Cendese

Biography:
Alexander Cendese has appeared in films such as Garden Party and Greetings from the Shore, and on TV in Body of Proof, Law and Order, The Gamekillers, One Life to Live, and The Bedford Diaries. His theater credits include A View From the Bridge on Broadway. Alexander is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and lives in New York City.

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