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to protect the innocent im agine you're a lawyer named Gardner in .the small coastal city of Ventura, California. Your client is charged with murder. And the odds seem very much against him. Only you and your wits stand between him and the gas chamber. As you begin to cross-examine the prosecution's key witness, you feel tension sweep across the crowded courtroom. You start gently. Then your questioning gets rougher. Finally, you keep hammering away with question after question until the witness cracks-- sobbing out a confession that frees your client. What a mystery you could write! And what mysteries Erie Stanley Gardner did write out of his real-life experiences as an attorney of criminal law in Ventura, California! His Perry Mason always seems to defend real people because Gardner defended real people. He changed their names, of course, but never the basic reality of murder-case law. His Perry Mason mysteries are so technically accurate that an Arizona district attorney actually used points of law he found in The Case of the Curious Bride to help convict a murderer. Over the years, millions of people, including famous judges and law school deans, have read and enjoyed Perry Mason mysteries. Now we'd like you to be the judge. . We'd like to send you six ; of Perry Mason's greatest cases: ;^^i.- The Case of the Curious Bride, '^^^(the book used by the Arizona D. A.), The Case of the Velvet Claws, (the first Perry Mason mystery), The Cases of The Terrified Typist, The Grinning Gorilla, The Waylaid Wolf and The Restless Redhead. These six full-length mysteries, handsomely bound . into three double-volumes, can be yours all forjust$3. Why do we make such an off er? Because we think that once you've examined your introductory volumes you'll want to read more of the books in The Gardner Mystery Library. .Â·,-.*.Â·,'. . --tl..Â·*Â·"' ' . I . "*,"Â·*'Â£..Â·"..'^r,-'. Â·.** f Â·Â·Â·'Â· : - ; . Â· ' ; ; .Â·Â·'Â·'.:.... -As a member you'll Â·getyour"! : choice of all the Perry Mason classicsi'Plus sophisticated Donald Lam-Bertha Cool ' stories, which Gardner wrote under the pen name of A. A. Fair. As well as true-to-life courtroom dramas from his world-famous District Attorney series. . These are quarry books: fully buckram-bound, decorated with distinctive head bands and. end papers, and heavily stamped in genuine 23-carat gold. Savings of $10 or more on every volume! With almost any run-of-the-mill mystery novel selling for $7 or $8 these days, you '. might expect that books containing two Gardner thrillers, in handsome matched library bindings, would cost a small fortune. But for eailh bipdpuble-volume you decide Â·to keep, you pay only $4.39. .Â·Â·Â· Â·Talsi only the books you really want. You may reject any volume before or after receiving it. And you'may cancel your reservation, at any time . with no obligation. We urge you to take us up on this offer today. If you're a mystery fan, it would be a crime not to, The Gardner Mystery Library* Roslyn,N.Y. 11576. Get 6 great Perry Masons The Gardner Mystery Library Roslyn,N.Y. 11576 ;; ' Please enroll me as a . Â·^. subscriber and send at Â·*Â£ once my 6 Perry Mason Â· . thrillers. I enclose no money now. After a week's examination, 1 will either keep my books and pay S3 (plus postage and handling) or return them. . Also reserve for me additional volumes in. The Gardner Mystery Library. As a subscriber, I will get advance descriptions of future volumes. For each volume I choose, I will pay. just $4.39 (plus postage and handling). I may return any. book at the Library's expense for'full credit and I may cancel my reservation at any time. (please print plainly/ Name. ' Street- GML-12A City- -SuteNote: Subscribers accepted in U.S. A. and Canada only. Canadian members wHl be serviced from Ontario; offer slightly different in Canada.