The Perry Mason Book

Available as an ebook from Amazon


By Jim Davidson

Perry Mason, fictional champion lawyer created by author Erle Stanley Gardner and embodied by actor Raymond Burr, is an American cultural icon.  His exploits have been enjoyed by generations of fans through books, television, movies, radio, and other media.  Drawing on original interviews, correspondence, and production records, this is the first in-depth history of the character, providing a unique behind-the-scenes account of every stage in his development.  Included are detailed listings of every one of his cases, thoroughly indexed.  No Perry Mason fan – from the casual to the most avid – will want to be without this book.

“A definite must-have for every Perry Mason fan.”

“A massive amount of extremely thorough research.”

“This book has everything you would ever want to know about Perry Mason…Even the most knowledgeable fan will find something new in this book.”

“The words ‘exhaustive’ and ‘comprehensive’ don't even begin to describe the amount of detail and background information included in this book.”

“This book is Amazing!!! I cannot believe the research and detail that is in here.”

“This book has so much behind-the-scenes production info that you almost feel as you are there during the creation and filming of the series.”

“Jim Davidson has created a book that is as enjoyable to read as it is informative.”

“A must for any die-hard Perry Mason fan.”

“Wow! If you are a fan of Perry Mason, you need to spend the five bucks and get this book.”

“What are you waiting for?? Buy it already!”


Jim Davidson is the founder and past president of the National Association for the Advancement of Perry Mason and former publisher/editor of the periodicals NAAPM Newsletter and Classic TV. His articles, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Films in Review, Filmfax, Tower Records' Pulse! magazine, and The TV Collector. He has contributed research to the books The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (Fifth Edition) by Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh (Ballantine Books), Primetime Proverbs by Jack Mingo and John Javna (Harmony Books), Donna Reed: A Bio-Bibliography by Brenda Scott Royce (Greenwood Press), and was a member of the expert panel that ranked shows for The Best of Crime & Detective TV by Max Allan Collins and John Javna (Harmony Books). He has appeared on TV in The Case of the Courtroom Legends, a Showtime special about Perry Mason author Erle Stanley Gardner and star Raymond Burr, and was co-producer of the Perry Mason 50th Anniversary Edition DVD set from CBS-Paramount (paid link).


Copyright 2014 by Jim Davidson. All Rights Reserved.