By Erle Stanley Gardner
Legal attorney and all-time no 1 secret writer Erle Stanley Gardner wrote as regards to one hundred fifty novels that experience offered three hundred million copies world wide. His most well liked books starred the incomparable attorney-sleuth Perry Mason. And the 1st time the area heard the identify Perry Mason used to be in 1933 with the ebook of the unconventional that has turn into an everlasting classic...
The Case of the Velvet Claws
Thanks to a bungled theft at a complicated inn, the already-married Eva Griffin has been stuck within the corporation of a admired congressman. to guard the politico, Eva's able to pay the editor of a sleazy tabloid his hush funds. yet Perry Mason has different plans. He tracks down the phantom fats cat who secretly runs the blackmailing tabloid -- in simple terms to find a surprising scoop.
By the time Mason's comely customer eventually comes fresh, her husband has taken a bullet within the middle. Now Perry Mason has offerings: characterize the crafty widow in her wrangle for the lifeless man's cash -- or take the rap for homicide.
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