How many Perry Mason books were there?

How many Perry Mason books were there?

82 novels
Perry Mason features in 82 novels and 4 short stories, all of which involve a client being charged with murder, usually involving a preliminary hearing or jury trial.

How many books did Erle Stanley Gardner write about Perry Mason?

Erle Stanley Gardner for many years was the best selling writer in America. This was the case even though he dictated most of his 80-some Perry Mason novels and had the writing style of a garden hoe.

What was Perry Mason’s full name?

When it launched on television in the late 1950s, “Perry Mason” represented the birth of the courtroom procedural; it’s still a familiar, if not over-used, genre. For decades, Raymond Burr’s Perry Mason, a criminal defense attorney who almost always emerged from the court victorious was America’s most loved lawyer.

Where are Perry Mason books set?

1932 Los Angeles
Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels.

Did Perry Mason ever sleep with Della?

He never did. Yet throughout the run of the original Perry Mason television series (1957 to 1966), and especially in the 82 Mason novels, it’s clear that Perry and Della had a unique relationship, filled with mutual admiration and respect, unquestioning loyalty, and yes, love.

Was Perry Mason a detective in the books?

Perry Mason, fictional American trial lawyer and detective, the protagonist of more than 80 mystery novels (beginning with The Case of the Velvet Claws, 1933) by American attorney Erle Stanley Gardner.

Why was the original Perry Mason Cancelled?

After nine seasons and 271 episodes we were dust.” The network gave no particular reason for the cancellation. “CBS figures we are worn out,” Patrick told The New York Times in November 1965. “But this season the show is getting more mail than ever before and so is Raymond.”

Did Paul Drake ever date Della Street?

“He defined the role.” A running gag on the series, is that although Paul Drake is a “wolf” that dates every woman he can, the only woman he does not date is Della Street whom he always respectfully refers to as Hi Beautiful – in deference to the romantic chemistry displayed between Perry and Della.

Did Della Street wear wigs on Perry Mason?

DELLA STREET Set in 1931-32, the series wigmaster clearly decided that ALL WOMEN wore fingerwave bobs and therefore all female characters have basically the same wig, with varying levels of success. Della’s is not the worst but that is mainly because she is constantly wearing hats.