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June 13th, 2013 – Book: “The Case of the Phantom Fortune” by Erle Stanley Gardner

by on Jun.13, 2013, under Books

Case Of The Phantom Fortune (Perry Mason Mysteries (House Of Stratus))Case Of The Phantom Fortune (Perry Mason Mysteries by Erle Stanley Gardner
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not one of the best of Gardner’s books. The story is so-so to begin with. The problems lie in the story structure and, more specifically, the dialogue. It seems that at obvious points that separate paragraphs were constructed and pasted into the book. Considering how much one sentence dialogue is in this story, a large, descriptive diatribe about legal or investigative methodology doesn’t read cohesively. There’s a great story here, but the structure is off as the story slows and speeds at different points and then there are the technical speed bumps. Almost wonder if Gardner wrote this at all and if this was put together by a staff. There are far better Perry Mason stories and those should be read first.

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September 18th, 2010 – Book Cover!

by on Sep.18, 2010, under Books


Here is a tremendous Robert McGinnis book cover I picked up Wednesday. Below is a closer look.


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October 21, 2009 – More Book Covers!

by on Oct.21, 2009, under Books


Here are some new covers gathered. The ones above and below are from romance novels. I love the multi-levels of the one below.  Great art for 10 cents each.




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