• I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason

  • A Cece Caruso Mystery
  • By: Susan Kandel
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Series: Cece Caruso, Book 1
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-03-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (3 ratings)


All that writer Cece Caruso -- a 39-year-old former beauty queen from New Jersey -- really wants to do is finish her biography of Erle Stanley Gardner so that she can finally stop obsessing about Perry Mason. Well, that and find a 1970 silk chiffon Ossie Clark to add to her collection of vintage clothing. And fix the broken front doorknob on her West Hollywood bungalow. But first she has to help save her daughter's foundering marriage, which is more than Cece could manage for her own.
Everybody's got problems. In a last-ditch effort to kick a bad case of writer's block, Cece pays a visit to a prison inmate who had once corresponded with Gardner, pleading his innocence. Her impetuousness lands her smack in the middle of a case worthy of Perry Mason himself -- a double-edged mystery linking a forty-year-old murder to one where the body is still warm. Propelled by tenacity, curiosity, a sense of humor, and an understanding of human nature's dark side, Cece will channel the inner sleuth she never realized she possessed to find a killer who is all too real -- and all too close.
I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason is hip, sexy, and smart. Susan Kandel has created an unforgettable cast of characters planted firmly in terra California. Join Cece as she breaks into crime scenes, outfoxes lawyers, rekindles a romance with a police detective, and -- oh, yes -- finally makes her peace with Perry Mason.
©2004 Susan Kandel (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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2004 Agatha Award nominee, Best First Novel
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5 out of 5 stars
By IAN on 18-07-16

First of the Cece Caruso Mysteries...A fun read!

If you could sum up I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason in three words, what would they be?


What was one of the most memorable moments of I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason?

The young guy and the t-shirt moment.

What about Dina Pearlman’s performance did you like?

Yes, she seemed to get the right essences of the character and story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, normally...but had to break it down and do bits at a time due to commitments.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book.
A great cast of characters, well researched, plotted and written.
I look forward to listening to more of the Cece Caruso mysteries, read by Dina Pearlman.

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4 out of 5 stars
By anonymous on 30-01-12

I Dreamed I Married Erle Stanley Gardner

I really enjoyed this novel's references to Perry Mason books. I have always been a huge Perry Mason fan, and I was gratified to learn so much about Erle Stanley Gardner. The author had really done her research on ESG. She also gave me a great sense of place regarding Southern California (I'm on the East Coast).
Like other reviewers have mentioned, there wasn't much "mystery" in this this title. I figured out "who done it" long before the sleuth did, but she is still charming. I could have used fewer references to vintage clothes, but I became intrigued by the heroine's love interest, and I'm looking forward to listening to the second book in the series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joyce on 19-12-11

Great Light Listening

Would you listen to I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason again? Why?

For all of those who grew up with Nancy Drew, this is a perfect mystery.

Which character ??? as performed by Dina Pearlman ??? was your favorite?

Cece Curso

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