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Joined 12-02-08, id: 1758586, Profile Updated: 04-19-14
Author has written 17 stories for Perry Mason, and Dark Shadows.

bibliophile- a lover of books.

tropicale- of, occurring in, or characteristic of the Tropics. Hot, humid, torrid.

I'm a lover of books and a good story. I started entertaining my friends with written stories as a youngster and have never quite shaken the habit.

I've written stories about Perry Mason and Dark Shadows. I also have an 'acquired taste' for Detective Robert Goren of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

For Perry Mason fans

Stand alone stories: Fluff and Fun

Jamaica

Paul Drake's Wedding

Stand alone short stories: From the early years of Perry & Della

Being Alone

The World's Greatest Detective

The Case of the Good Luck Charm

Stories that connect and share. Please read them in this order.

The Interview-Della-Della's point of view-their first encounter

The Interview-Perry-Perry's point of view-their first encounter

Laura's Lost Love-From Laura's point of view

The Wallet

Stories below connect and share. Parallel story lines that occur over the same period of time (before Perry Mason Returns). A grand experiment.

Della's Arthur Gordon Years

The Thin Red Thread

Riddles & Retrospections

Della's Dilemma

Perry's Appellate Years

Trials & Tribulation and related substories.

Pas de deux

Quid pro quo (Story temporarily deleted due to a death in my family. Quid Pro Quo will be resubmitted when the story is complete. Sorry for the delay)

The story below occurs after Perry Mason Returns and before The Case of the Lost Love

Ambition

Dark Shadows Fans

All The Way-a Dr. Julia Hoffman, Professor T. Eliot Stokes and Hallie Stokes adventure.

Perry Mason Fans: For those Perry Mason fans who have enjoyed ESG's books you will recall a very handy feature he used to keep track of his many characters-- the cast of characters located at the front of the book. I've decided since I love creating characters that I should have used this feature at the beginning of my stories. Hind sight is always twenty twenty. Therefore, I've decided to place the characters here and will make reference to the profile list in the event a character refresher might be necessary.

List of characters

Valentina Bernini-photographer, painter, National Geographic photograher.

Gloria Steiner-secretary to Justice Mason

Leslie Marks-Mason's law clerk and biggest fan

Justice C. C. Caldwell-She has Mason's back and hopes to someday have his heart

D.C. "Sparky" Caldwell-belated prosecutor and husband to C.C.

Amy Hart-Justice Caldwell's law clerk

Chief Justice Erskine Burrows-Mason's nemisis on the court

Peggy Lisbon Burrows-business woman and wife to the Chief Justice

Janice Thiery-the Chief Justice's law clerk and paramour

Justice Jameson Clark-Burrow's wing man on the court

Harrison Sandover III- the Justice Clark's law clerk and henchman.

Justice Curtis Sheridan-fellow member of the court and possessor of the original National Geographic magazine that started it all.

Andy-custodian in the courthouse

Nelsa Keetan-Senior Clerk Administrator and Gloria Steiner's friend

Bernie Keetan-Nelsa's ex-husband and traveling companion

Katherine Graham-former secretary in "Bull" Johnson's law office and Della Street's predecessor

Tomas Bardem-writer and Valentina's collaborator at the National Geographic

Mae or "May"-the waitress at "Eats" with the mysterious past--a victim on the run or a "femme fatale".

Frank-cook and owner of "Eats".

I'm hoping this will help. Please let me know if you would like characters added. And I'm sorry for the delay on Quid pro quo. Real life can step in and make writing virtually impossible. Thanks for your support and patience.

My special thanks to all who have taken the time to read my stories. I also want to thank those of you who so kindly wrote reviews. Thank you all for your encouragement!

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TCOT Midlife Crisis by Captain Weirdo reviews
After she was acquitted on murder charges, Della and Perry left the courthouse with Paul Jr. What happened after that?
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,294 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/11/2012 - Published: 9/10/2012 - Perry M., Della S. - Complete
The Night of the Amazons by Jadin reviews
When Lily Fortune asks Jim and Artie to find her missing maid, Nellie, on the eve of President Grant's second inaugural our heroes find themselves up to their necks in jealousy, revenge, murder, a horrendous mind swap and a plot to blackmail the government of the United States of America.
Wild Wild West - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,051 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/12/2012
TCOT Seductive Defendant by GraceBe reviews
What can I say? The end is close - and Perry and Della are together. As always.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 38,258 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/12/2010 - Published: 4/8/2010 - Complete
The new Mrs Robertson by GraceBe reviews
The truth comes out - finally. Chapter 24 added.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 32,464 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/29/2010 - Published: 1/25/2010 - Complete
Overtime by E. Wallace reviews
It's late and so is Paul. How do Perry and Della entertain themselves? One-shot.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,011 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Published: 5/27/2010 - Perry M., Della S. - Complete
Running on Faith by scarletbegonia74 reviews
Told in Alex perspective, spoilers for Loyalty. Things are changing between Alex and Bobby....
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,598 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/7/2010 - A. Eames, R. Goren - Complete
TCOT Weary Watchdog Missing Moments by GraceBe reviews
The episode we all love. "How far would you go for a friend?" Here's my version of what happened off screen.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,381 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/20/2010 - Complete
Last One Standing by E. Wallace reviews
Jean Simmons was a wonderful actress who brilliantly played the character we Perry/Della fans love to hate. Her passing inspired this story. Rest in peace, dear lady.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,485 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/13/2010 - Della S. - Complete
Ever After by scarletbegonia74 reviews
Well, somebody has got to die according to USA network.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,519 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/2/2009 - Published: 10/30/2009 - A. Eames, R. Goren - Complete
Frame Unseen by scarletbegonia74 reviews
My take on what we didn't get to see in the episode Frame. Told from Eames perspective.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,711 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/30/2009 - Published: 8/24/2009 - A. Eames, R. Goren - Complete
Trifecta by scarletbegonia74 reviews
Goren gets a girlfriend, but it's not Eames. Don't worry folks, it still might be Eames someday....
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,522 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/6/2009 - Published: 7/30/2009 - A. Eames, R. Goren
Missing Moment for TCOT Desperate Daughter by GratefullyDead reviews
This is a little missing moment for part of the episode TCOT Desperate Daughter.
Perry Mason - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,165 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/28/2009 - Complete
Missing Moments for TCOT Baited Hook tv episode by GratefullyDead reviews
This is just my version of some missing moments from this great episode. Extra mushy and super cheesy so be warned. :
Perry Mason - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,140 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Published: 1/10/2009 - Complete
How Well Do You Know Me? by GratefullyDead reviews
A little exercise in questions.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,626 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/9/2009 - Complete
A missing scene for TCOT Crimson Kiss by GratefullyDead reviews
Characters as in the t.v. episode. This is just a little scene that could have happened.
Perry Mason - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,262 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/8/2009 - Complete
Lonesome by GratefullyDead reviews
Perry's missing Della. Characters mostly as from the books, but a bit of t.v. portrayals thrown in.
Perry Mason - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,027 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/8/2009 - Complete
PM Depth of Meaning by MarMar1 reviews
At the end of the movie TCOT Restless Romeo, Perry gives Della a necklace of black pearls. Here is the continuation of that little scene.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,024 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/2/2008 - Complete
PM Resignation by MarMar1 reviews
What would make Della Street tender her resignation during the first year working for Perry? Story stands alone, but was conceived as part of a trilogy with "An Early Late Night" and "First Dance".
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,545 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Published: 5/4/2008 - Complete
PM First Dance by MarMar1 reviews
They dance in the books, even on TV if you watch carefully , how did it start? Story can stand alone, but was conceived as part of a trilogy with "An Early Late Night" and "Resignation".
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,523 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 5/4/2008 - Complete
PM The One That Got Away by MarMar1 reviews
TCOT Restless Redhead missing and after the credits moments featuring Perry and Della
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,143 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/16/2008 - Complete
Bridges to the Heart by InfinityStar reviews
A critical injury brings Bobby back into contact with a woman he once let get away. This time his partner is determined not to let him blow a real chance to be happy. BA friendship.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 124,927 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/5/2008 - Published: 1/7/2007 - R. Goren - Complete
His Little Light by InfinityStar reviews
Deep in the dark of a sleepless night, Bobby finds the words that had been failing him. He hopes only for understanding but with Maggie, nothing is predictable and he finds as much comfort as he gives. Oneshot.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,646 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Published: 2/15/2008 - R. Goren - Complete
PM an ATC story for Perry Mason Returns by MarMar1 reviews
After Della is cleared of the murder of Arthur Gordon, what happens?
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,283 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/31/2007 - Complete
PM An Early Late Night by MarMar1 reviews
Before the first book, before the TV show, there must have been a beginning.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,940 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/27/2007 - Complete
The Long Wait by InfinityStar reviews
She loved him and hated him with the same passion. Now, she saw her chance as he watched in misery while the woman he loved married another man.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,089 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/31/2006 - Published: 11/11/2006 - R. Goren, A. Eames - Complete
Someone Special by InfinityStar reviews
He'd always told her he couldn't be her daddy. Now how does he tell her he was wrong?
Law and Order: CI - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,256 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/31/2006 - Published: 11/6/2006 - R. Goren, A. Eames - Complete
The SS Acquired Taste by Lizzie B reviews
A ship manifesto explaining why people should ship BobbyAlex.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,707 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/6/2006 - Complete
The Hard Way by elfluvr reviews
COMPLETE For a moment she nestled her ear against his chest, above his heart. He was sure she could hear every emotion he had buried there. Part of the series of Sexual Kinetics, Chanel No. 5 and Bounce.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,210 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/22/2006 - Published: 5/16/2006 - Complete
Chanel No 5 by elfluvr reviews
COMPLETE It's evocative of angora sweaters… and pearls. High heels… and… seamed stockings… Sequel to Sexual Kinetics with the same warning–not much plot just sexual tension, mostly in Ch 2
Law and Order: CI - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,634 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/15/2006 - Published: 4/12/2006 - Complete
Sexual Kinetics by elfluvr reviews
COMPLETE He'd learned a long time ago that understanding the how of something could help him figure out the why. Knowing the why was key to identifying the who. WARNING No plot, just an experiment in building sexual tension.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,836 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 39 - Updated: 3/18/2006 - Published: 3/5/2006 - Complete
Snowfall in the City by InfinityStar reviews
It's New Year's Eve and it's snowing. What can two bored detectives do to pass the time?
Law and Order: CI - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,409 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/31/2005 - Published: 12/30/2005 - R. Goren, A. Eames - Complete
A Light in the Darkness by InfinityStar reviews
Drunk and miserable, Goren considers his life and his partner with the help of a flashlight. Oneshot. R&R please.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,290 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Published: 12/18/2005 - R. Goren, A. Eames - Complete
Targets by InfinityStar reviews
There's a cop killer on the loose, and Goren saves Eames' life, putting his own in the balance. COMPLETE. R and R welcome. Disclaimer: Never owned 'em, never will. Thanks, Mr. Wolf
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 27,487 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/14/2005 - Published: 12/10/2005 - R. Goren, A. Eames - Complete
Quietly by netherfield reviews
A Goren and Eames story set in Season IV. Complete.
Law and Order: CI - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 60,442 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/26/2005 - Published: 4/29/2005 - Complete
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Quid pro quo reviews
The sequel to the beginning-Trials & Tribulations and Pas de deux. More Perry, more memories, more characters, and more intrigue on the court. 'Something for something'-the plot thickens. CHAPTER 6 ADDED.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 39,402 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Zhang Fei, Zhang Fei
Pas de deux reviews
A continuation of Trials & Tribulation. More characters, more mystery, more drama and more delightful memories of Perry and Della in two dynamic chapters.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,988 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/19/2012 - Perry M., Della S. - Complete
The Case of the Good Luck Charm reviews
Perry Mason faces a crisis of grand proportions when his "Good Luck Charm" is suddenly missing. A little tongue-in-cheek.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,926 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 1/15/2012 - Perry M., Della S. - Complete
Trials & Tribulations The Appellate Years reviews
This is the first story in Perry's Appellate Years, a parallel story line to Della's The Arthur Gordon Years. The two story lines run parallel in time and at times are woven together by events. This is a grand experiment...so wish me luck.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,173 - Reviews: 6 - Updated: 11/12/2011 - Published: 11/8/2011 - Complete
Della's Dilemma The Arthur Gordon Years reviews
The sequel to Riddles & Retrospections. More retrospections and the ultimate riddle as Della faces a very emotional dilemma during those Arthur Gordon years.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,068 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/8/2011 - Complete
Riddles & RetrospectionsThe Arthur Gordon Years reviews
A sequel of sorts to The Thin Red Thread. The title speaks volumes and the story continues...about those Arthur Gordon years.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,982 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Complete
The Thin Red Thread reviews
Do you believe in fate, karma, destiny? Della and the Arthur Gordon Years.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,103 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/19/2011 - Complete
Being Alone reviews
Remember all those hunting and fishing trips...now we know. The beginning...
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,902 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/27/2011 - Complete
The World's Greatest Detective reviews
Who is the greatest detective in the world?
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,222 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/23/2011 - Complete
All the Way reviews
An epic adventure of ambition, discovery and power. Romance, intrigue and adventure with Dr. Julia Hoffman, Professor T. Eliot Stokes, Hallie Stokes and a cast of exciting new characters. Chapter 43-The final chapter.
Dark Shadows - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 43 - Words: 103,401 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/8/2011 - Published: 11/29/2010 - Complete
Ambition reviews
Will Tom Robertson make Laura forget Perry Mason? Laura deceives and defies Tom Robertson and enters politics. Will Tom put Laura in her place? The return of Tom Robertson, that irresistible stick of TNT. A follow up to Laura's Lost Love, The Wallet.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,006 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/11/2010 - Complete
The Wallet reviews
What's in your wallet? Fate brought them together for the first time! Tom Robertson returns. Two years after Laura's Lost Love. A sequel to The Interview-Perry, Della and Laura's Lost Love
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,144 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/15/2010 - Complete
Laura's Lost Love reviews
Laura returns to LA to rekindle her romance with Perry and meets Della Street for the first time. Experience Laura's dinner with Della and more...
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,667 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/18/2010 - Complete
Jamaica reviews
After a long week in Chicago and LA, Perry and Della arrange to meet in Jamaica!
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,375 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Complete
Paul Drake's Wedding reviews
Will Perry and Della be late for Paul's big day. Fun and fluff
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,358 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Complete
The InterviewDella Part 1 reviews
The interview that would change her life forever!
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,275 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Complete
The InterviewPerry Part 2 reviews
The interview that would change his life forever!
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,946 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Complete
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