Author has written 12 stories for Perry Mason.
I may dabble otherwise but P&D were a couple and I try to work within the quirky, often contradictory framework of the series/movies. I'm devoted to writing to the characters; visualizing them saying each line, at their particular age, as I write. TV of the 1950s/60s gave no evidence of it but films of that era made clear that unmarried sex was a fact. (Think 1959's, "North by Northwest.") In 1967 D&P were 45 & 50 respectively, they would have been enjoying intimacy.
TCOT The Day They Met--Works with all. This is the only way I have ever envisioned them meeting; in the office.
TCOT Evil Eight--My best attempt at explaining those eight years; works with all.
TCOT Missed Chance--Alternative attempt to explain the 8-years & their relationship, which some maintain was chaste. The latter makes it a stand-alone.
TCOT Telltale Kiss--Explaining the courtroom kiss in "The Tell Tale Talk Show Host," which seemed so late in the game; works with all.
TCOT Defiant Della--Again an attempt to explain something from the movies that is just hanging out there; works with all.
TCOT Sorrowful Secretary--Based on the fact that viewers are supposed to suspect that Kaitlynn Parrish is Perry's daughter.
TCOT Lost Love Labor--When the series played with Della and Perry's relationship they did it better than the movies, which lacked a certain touch. Consequently we are left with plenty of moments like Perry saying he and Laura had been together 30 years before when it should have been 35.
"Perry Mason The Woman Behind the Man"--stand alone, since they don't get together in this until "TCOT Weary Watchdog."
TCOT Fraudulent Fireworks, works with all.
TCOT Jilted Junior, Works with all and is in progress...
TCOT Wondering Secretary, pretty much works with all.
TCOT Admirable Admirer, Works with all but "Missed Chance" and "Woman Behind the Man." Based on the PM movie, "TCOT Scandalous Scoundrel."
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