"mr. kirby had a provocative story to tell about an attractive young woman on a lonely country road": First edition of the case of the screaming woman; inscribed by erle stanley gardner to his secretary

  • The Case of the Screaming Woman.

The Case of the Screaming Woman.


Item Number: 36052

New York: William and Morrow Company, 1957.

First edition of the 53rd novel in the Perry Mason Mystery series. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Erle Stanley Gardner with a full page inscription to his secretary on the front free endpaper in the year of publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear.



Composed of over 80 novels and short stories, The Perry Mason series details the intriguing cases of  no-nonsense criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. The series ranks third in the top ten best-selling book series and has been adapted for several motion pictures and long-running radio series. In The Case of the Screaming Woman, Mason defends a woman accused of murdering a doctor running an illegal adoption agency with the help of his confidential secretary, Della Street. 

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