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Author has written 12 stories for Perry Mason.

DNPLC stands for Della and ('n) Perry's Love Child. I was a "change of life" baby...

From the time I was big enough to turn on the television, I watched Perry Mason re-runs each day after school. Perry and Della are very much creations of the incredible actors who portrayed them. Gardner often said that he didn't imbue the teleplays with much personal detail and what there was came from the rare chemistry of Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale. I wish we had that fabled 10th season and can not forgive CBS for being so short-sighted in that regard. Would it have been color? Would they have gotten married; they certainly act married by season 8 and especially 9.

I love the movies even while I find the plot and production values lacking; our hero and heroine deserved much better. Still they show us Della and Perry's relationship, now much more defined as romantic. In "real life" I write for a living both fiction and, more extensively, non-fiction.

I swore I would never write fan fiction.

I know. And I love it, as much as I write for a living I can't get enough of this, which is just FUN.

When I started writing P&D my main goal was to keep to the loose framework provided by what the writers gave us in the series and movies. More than anything else I wanted to write to the characters. Visualizing each line of dialogue as it comes from their mouth I try with great diligence to make sure it is something they would actually say and that it is age-appropriate for the time. Older P&D/R&B seem quite different than their younger alter egos with Perry much more irascible, less light and jovial; Della much more maternal and, sadly, less sassy until the later movies.

Anyway, if I can't see it, I won't write it. A little of the real life Barbi and Ray may slip in every now and then, both verbally and their characteristics. That will bother some readers and comfort others; me, it comforts and I guess the writer has to be happy first. Yes?

As for the heat, here is my perspective. While in the 1950s and 60s we didn't see evidence of sex on television (although we saw plenty in film) people were certainly engaged. Perhaps not as much as now but certainly quite a lot. As Raymond said once of D&P when they were wrapping up the series, "Perry and Della are a man and a woman and their relationship is everything that a normal, single man and woman's would be."

When the series ended they were nearly 45 and 50 and people that age would have been having sex. Period. I will warn you when there is heat in my chapters so that you can skip, although why anyone would want to is beyond me!

The people of the Fanfic community are the best!

The following is a catalogue of stories are how they "work" and which ones are part of an overall narrative:

TCOT The Day They Met--starts it all and works with ALL, even Missed Chance. This is the only way I have ever envisioned them meeting; in the office. I've tried on other ideas and while they are fun to imagine, none of the others feel right.

TCOT Evil Eight--My best attempt at explaining those eight years and it works with all other stories. But I still don't understand that eight years and have tried to exploit the fact that in several places, "Perry Mason Returns" makes it clear that their relationship was ongoing and that they continued to see one another.

TCOT Missed Chance--Alternative attempt to explain the 8-year separation, and also an alternative explanation of their relationship, which some people maintain was never consummated. This is definitely a stand alone since it presupposes they were not together all along. Heresy.

TCOT Telltale Kiss--Trying to explain that very public kiss in "The Tell Tale Talk Show Host," which seemed so out-of-nowhere and so late in the game and it works with all stories.

TCOT Defiant Della--Again an attempt to explain something from the movies that is just hanging out there...! I knocked it out quickly and I'm afraid that it shows in places but I'm letting it stand.

TCOT Sorrowful Secretary--For me it's clear that viewers are supposed to suspect that Kaitlynn Parrish is Perry's daughter. But what does that mean and how would that work? Only one way, I'm afraid, that Perry cheated on Della in '67. Perry cheating on Della. That's tough for me but he is a man! And if lonely enough and sad enough and well, aroused enough...

WOW! The following story was supposed to be titled TCOT Lost Love Labor not Redux! I have changed it.

TCOT Lost Love Labor--This to me is a mistake in the movies. When the series played with us, push-pull, about Della and Perry's relationship they did it well and with some reason. The movies, I'm afraid, lacked that deft 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" is more or less a stand alone. I have revised this as they don't really get together in this until "TCOT Weary Watchdog..."

TCOT Fraudulent Fireworks, works with all and just a little 4th of July fireworks from our lovers!

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." Believe it or not, this started out as a "quick" 3 chapter affair starting in 1987 with the PM movie, "TCOT Scandalous Scoundrel."

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Murder at St Mary's by kaleen1212 reviews
A patient dies of seemly natural causes at St. Mary's Hospital. But when it happens several times, Sister Agatha asks Chief Robert T. Ironside to look into it.
Ironside - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 16 - Words: 55,177 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 20h ago - Published: 10/3/2013
The Case of the Missing Fedora by Jlk9506 reviews
Perry Mason wore a hat... then he didn't. Perhaps Della Street knows why?
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,180 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/2 - Published: 1/22 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
A Long Time Ago by PD4758PW reviews
Exactly when and where did Perry Mason & Della Street really meet? It was long before Perry was a Lawyer. My first fan fiction story!
Perry Mason - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,011 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/15 - Published: 12/30/2013 - Della S., Paul D., Perry M. - Complete
Blame it on the Mistletoe by Jlk9506 reviews
Not my first fan fic but my first for Perry Mason and Della Street. Just a short Christmas piece. Big Big Thanks to Startwriting for amazing suggestions and encouragement... the driving force behind my finishing this. And to DNPLC who is also an AUsome encourager! You guys are the best!
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,134 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/24/2013 - Published: 12/21/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
The Case of the Neglectful Fireman by kaleen1212 reviews
Arson, fire, blackmail and murder! Perry Mason must unravel them all if he is keep Seth Palmer from the death penalty. Della Street and Paul Drake join him in his quest to save his client.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 19 - Words: 69,659 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/4/2013 - Published: 3/21/2013 - Della S., Paul D., Perry M. - Complete
TCOT Confusing Colours by StartWriting reviews
Someone sends a present to DS. And another. And another. And the sender is not PM. Now, of course they can't be seperated. Can they? Chapter 20 added.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 21 - Words: 93,370 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/7/2013 - Published: 11/27/2012
The Best Part of Me by murphycat reviews
SEt after the 8 year separation, our dynamic duo is threatened by something they could never have predicted.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 22,274 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/9/2013 - Published: 2/14/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
The Case of the Malevolent Mugging by LuckyLadybug reviews
SECOND ARC. As the noose tightens around both Lieutenant Anderson and Amory Fallon, Hamilton, Perry, and the rest must sort through a case that has snowballed into something much darker and more sinister than they had even believed, and which will involve more friends and more antagonists.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 20 - Words: 76,851 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/8/2013 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Lt. Anderson, Lt. Tragg
The Case of the Bullying Brute by MADHack22 reviews
Della, Perry, and Paul travel to Stanford University, when Della's cousin Eddie is accused of murder. More chapters are forthcoming.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,012 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/19/2013 - Della S., Paul D., Perry M.
I'll be in my room if you need anything - MM TCOT Lethal Lesson by StartWriting reviews
The night before the preliminary of the Malansky case, P takes up on D's invitation. Short, written upon request. Steam, if you don't like that, don't read it please.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,537 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/7/2013 - Perry M., Della S. - Complete
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Perry Mason TCOT Admirable Admirer reviews
Chapters 18-20- Harlan Wade isn't the only one threatening the privacy of Della Street and Perry Mason. Perry goes to the mattresses trying to discover who breeched their privacy for almost 30 years. All clues lead to an epic betrayal; a betrayal that Della Street refuses to accept.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 78,508 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 20h ago - Published: 1/3 - Della S., Perry M.
Perry MasonTCOT Jilted Junior reviews
Chapter 14, beginning of the denouement! How did Paul Drake, Jr. come into the lives of Perry Mason and Della Street and what happened to Junior's mother.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 57,013 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/1 - Published: 2/28/2013 - Della S., Perry M.
Perry Mason, The Woman Behind the Man: Della Street reviews
EPILOGUE & POST EPILOGUE THE END. Lauren Jeffries' "Woman Behind the Man" profile from Metropolitan Magazine, February, 1991. It's coming in several parts as a week-long celebration! Happy Birthday Barbie Hale and Della Street! Happy Secretaries Week. Perry Mason
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 42,231 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/20/2013 - Published: 4/18/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
Perry Mason TCOT Wondering Secretary reviews
*What* was Perry Mason thinking in TCOT Wandering Widow? Not even Della Street knows. And considering, I don't think it's an accident that she's not in this episode!
Perry Mason - Rated: K - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,223 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/16/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
Perry Mason TCOT Sorrowful Secretary reviews
Epilogue in Process. This is an addendum to TCOT Heartbroken Bride. Perry could you? Is she or isn't Kaitlynn Parrish his daughter. The consensus seems to be that she is. Is there anything that can make such a travesty right? As usual, only the utterly perfect Della Street knows for sure. There is Spice.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 10 - Words: 34,144 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/6/2013 - Published: 3/15/2013 - Della S., Perry M.
Perry Mason TCOT Fraudulent Fireworks reviews
What happened that July 4th weekend in 1985, shortly before Perry Mason came home to L.A. to defend his girl Della Street? It's spicy in a short section but is laid out as a single, long chapter.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,337 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/6/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
Perry Mason TCOT Lost Love Labor reviews
I started this in "Sorrowful Secretary" and finish the idea here but what happened between the Perry Mason, Della Street, Laura triangle in 1987? A tiny bit spicy.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,831 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/20/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
Perry Mason TCOT Defiant Della reviews
What did Della Street mean when she told Perry Mason that she hadn't been very truthful with interview subject, Sarah Andrews, Richard Stewart's secretary in TCOT Defiant Daughter? There's a bit of spice but it is a short one chapter affair!
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,634 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/3/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
Perry Mason TCOT Tell Tale Kiss reviews
In TCOT Tell Tale Talk Show Host why does Perry Mason say he's been waiting so long for a kiss from Della Street? For that one little kiss? When Heaven knows there have been so many? Why is that one so special?
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 33,013 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/20/2013 - Published: 2/8/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
Perry Mason TCOT Missed Chance reviews
What if Della STreet and Perry Mason were only friends until she was arrested for murder? I don't believe it, btw-it's pretty clear they had a decades-long relationship. But there are those who believe. So here's another take on that 8 yr separation we all seem to hate. SPICE ALERT. Last 2 chapters. :)
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,415 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/30/2013 - Published: 1/28/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
Perry Mason TCOT Evil Eight reviews
What kind of tragedy would have torn Perry Mason from Della Street for almost 8 years? I've always hated that separation because it is inconsistent with the characters and story. I wrote this to make myself feel better. All critiques welcome!
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,439 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/24/2013 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete
Perry Mason TCOT Day They Met reviews
How did Della Street come to work for Perry Mason? This is how I envision it-chose the date based on Della's "over 40" years comment in TCOT Defiant Daughter, 1990.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,274 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/7/2013 - Della S., Perry M. - Complete