The P. Morrison Donations #5
Pocket Books 4504 (1st ptg, 1962)
Title: The Case of the Duplicate Daughter
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover artist: Uncredited [Robert McGinnis]
Best things about this cover:
- "OK, who threw egg at the wall!? I'm going to sit on these scones until somebody tells me!"
- Love the feather-fringed teddy, but it would be much hotter without the ornate pantaloons, which make it look like a giant tulip is swallowing her leg.
- "Come now, darling, you're far too old to be smearing the floor and wall with marmalade and then throwing flowers everywhere."
Best things about this back cover:
- Does this "down arrow" mean something, "duplicate"-wise? It's on the front cover, and the back cover, and the title page?
- OK, so now we know his client did *not* murder Vera Martel. Also, that his client is fond of giving his daughters slightly odd names. The only other place I've seen the name "Glamis" is in Macbeth (title character is "Thane of Glamis" at beginning of the play; he's promoted to "Thane of Cawdor" in Act I).
Judge Boris Alvord excused the witness and regarded Perry Mason with thoughtful speculation.
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