Criminal lawyer and bestselling mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote nearly 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Now, the American Bar Association is bringing back his most famous and enduring novels--featuring criminal defense lawyer and sleuth Perry Mason--in striking trade paperback editions. Matilda Benson hires Perry Mason to help her retrieve her spoiled niece's IOUs from a gambling ship. When Mason gets to the floating casino, he finds Benson and her niece onboard, the ship's owner dead from a gunshot wound, and a gun thrown over the ship's railing. Is Mason's client a murderer?