Bloated from all the crime dramas you’ve been gorging on? Well, there’s another spoonful of courtroom custard headed your way, with news that Robert Downey Jr and True Detective architect Nic Pizzolatto are reworking the hit Perry Mason novels from the 1930s. Get a head-start on author Erle Stanley Gardner’s lawyer hero by picking up where it all began with The Case Of The Velvet Claws, before going for The Case Of The Runaway Corpse (dead man don’t seem so dead!), The Case Of The Lucky Legs (beauty contest ends in death!) and, of course, The Case Of The Perjured Parrot (pet parrot is the only murder witness!).
The skinny-jeaned corpse of 2007 indie is risen and dragging its battered Converse to a venue near you