Perry Mason The Case Of The Envious Editor; The son of the magazine’s founder has spoken out against a new CEO’s proposal to restructure the publication. After extorting what he wants, the CEO commits suicide. The founder’s son’s wife has been charged.
At Aitken Publishing, Donald Fletcher wants to implement new practices. He wants to turn all magazines into attractive rags rather than drab and depressing publications. The industry of sex trafficking is lucrative. The other members of the board are not pleased.
That evening, Fletcher throws a party, and we meet Milly Nash. After Fletcher taunts his wife later in the episode, Edmond Aitken yanks him off and whacks him. This kind of thing takes away from the joy of the occasion…. Aitken is scheduled to meet with Perry the next day.
Perry’s meeting with Ben Nicholson, publisher of Pleadese magazine, will be attended by him. At the time, his creditors are not pleased with him. In order to retaliate against Fletcher for what he is doing to Aitken’s publishing, Aitken consults Perry. Even if it isn’t said explicitly, it is clear from their later conversation that Nicholson has a strategy.
Edmond tells his wife that he wants to fight Fletcher for leadership of the company later that night. During the shareholder battle, he seeks Alyce’s support. The fact that she had just given them to Fletcher astounded him. In the meantime, he returns to the club and runs into Nicholson. I’m so enraged that I’m willing to murder everybody who comes into contact with me.
When Perry learns of Fletcher’s death,
he immediately contacts Aitken. With Milly’s permission, he inquires about her location. Milly’s job is to remind Alyce that they didn’t leave the house the night before and instead stayed together. As if on cue, Tragg hands up a warrant for Alyce’s arrest. Perry and Paul get to work right away on their inquiry. Perry: There’s a lot of evidence pointing to Alyce as the person in issue.
Ben Nicholson calls Perry to inform him that Edmond has arrived at his residence and that he had the urge to murder Fletcher the night before. Alyce refuses to tell the truth when Perry interrogates her. Unless Milly is present, she will keep silent, which is natural. Lori Stoner joins Paul as he starts the digging procedure.
He learns a lot, including the information that Rudi Tripp used to know Alyce when she was a model. As Alyce posed for “compromising” images, the man intervened and escorted her out of the room. Paul learns that the assassination was carried out by Ben Nicholson, rather than Edmond, as Perry had thought. The D.A. begins presenting circumstantial evidence against Alyce as soon as the trial begins.
Perry learns that Lori Stoner remembers seeing three envelopes that weren’t part of the evidence seized at Fletchers’ office and contacts her about it. Is it possible that they contained blackmail images? Perry has a question for you. Perry asks Wendell Harding whether Fletcher has ever blackmailed him during the argument.
He then reveals that Harding has around $100,000 stashed in various bank accounts across the country. He continues to cast doubt on Harding’s credibility. On the witness stand, Ben Nicholson confirms that he drove Aitken home the night before. She was not at home, according to him. Perry tries to persuade Nicholson to admit that he previously knew Alyce.
At one time, he was completely enamored with her and begged her to marry him on a regular basis. Following Alyce’s rejection, he communicated his disgust and scorn. He claims to have edited a low-cost feminine publication published by Fletcher during the time. Perry tries to persuade Alyce once more.
When she returns to Fletcher’s flat the night of his murder,
she tells him about what happened. He uncovers some information that aids Perry in discovering the real assassin. When Milly begins to respond to Perry’s interrogation, Perry suspects Nicholson was either incorrect or lying about his time at the Aitken residence that night. While speaking with Alyce, he notices inconsistencies and claims that Fletcher was murdered that night by someone imitating Alyce.
Author’s biography and work history
Perry Mason is a fictitious character created by Erle Stanley Gardner who works as a criminal defense attorney in the United States. A client of Perry Mason has been charged with murder in at least 82 books and four short stories, and each of these cases has gone to a preliminary hearing or jury trial. Identifying the genuine murderer is Mason’s normal technique for proving his client’s innocence. This character was inspired by Earl Rogers, a well-known criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles.
There have been numerous film versions of Perry Mason, as well as a long-running radio series. The CBS series Perry Mason (1957–1966), starring Raymond Burr, was the most well-known television adaption.
A second Perry Mason television series starring Monte Markham aired from 1973 to 1974, and 30 Perry Mason television films were aired from 1985 to 1995, with Burr resuming his role as Mason in 26 of them before his death in 1993. Mason was played by Burr in 30 of these films. Perry Mason, a drama series starring Matthew Rhys, will premiere on HBO in 2020.
Another issue with Lori Stoner’s continuity, according to Daniel Jones. The white streak in the women’s hair had swung back to its original position three courtroom scenes later. When a piece of film containing the sequence was accidentally dropped and picked up, it was flipped “backwards” (from left to right, the female character’s head remained at the top of the screen).
Her sheriff’s badge brooch is reversible, and the buttons on her coat’s button flap and buttonholes are reversed. The only explanation, in my opinion, is that the film was dropped and then picked up with the emulsion side inverted.
According to the author of the link, Daniel provided,
This was done on purpose in order to get a necessary shot. If this was the case, they’d have to disregard the fact that by imitating her stance (right vs. left), her hair, brooch, and jacket button-up would all be on the wrong side.
Only in the later volumes, when he and Paul Drake are on the search for proof, is he seen making an illegal entry. In the event of an acquittal, he plans to present a strong and effective defense. Hamilton Burger is convinced that Mason has committed a crime, but he lacks the proof to prosecute him.
Gardner dedicated a number of later works to the coroners and pathologists whose work was crucial to case resolution. For example, he included his thoughts on proper autopsy practices in several Mason novels. In The Case of the Fugitive Nurse, dental records are crucial in identifying burned remains. The report suggests that additives could be used to track the illegal resale of medical painkillers.
More than 300 million copies of the Perry Mason series, which ranks third among the top ten best-selling book series, have been sold. Ankerwycke, the American Bar Association’s new publishing label, will reissue Gardner’s Perry Mason novels in June 2015.
The first five trade paperback editions were “The Case of the Velvet Claws,” “The Sulky Girl,” “The Lucky Legs,” “The Howling Dog,” and “The Case of the Curious Bride.” In the United States, the Perry Mason novels had been canceled.