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The Case of the Velvet Claws (Perry Mason #1) California Lawyer Perry Mason Takes Client Eva, Hated As All Velvet And Claws By His Secretary Della Street Her Husband George Belter Is Behind Tabloid Editor Locke, Blackmail Of Congressman Harrison Burke At Bungled Robbery With Eva, And Takes Bullet To The Heart After Bath Forged Will Benefits Nephew Carl, Engaged To Secretive Housekeeper Veitch S Daughter.

10 thoughts on “The Case of the Velvet Claws (Perry Mason #1)

  1. says:

    This is the first book of the series featuring criminal defense attorney Perry Mason and his gang his secretary Della Street and a private detective Paul Drake whose services Mason uses quite often For those unfamiliar with the series and the TV show based on it, Perry Mason is a guy you really want on your side if you ever have legal problems Mason always fights for his clients to the end no matter what, but his fees are not cheap in this book his total was well into thousands and we are ta This is the first book of the series featuring criminal defense attorney Perry Mason and his gang his secretary Della Street and a private detective Paul Drake whose services Mason uses quite often For those unfamiliar with the series and the TV show based on it, Perry Mason is a guy you really want on your side if you ever have legal problems Mason always fights for his clients to the end no matter what, but his fees are not cheap in this book his total was well into thousands and we are talking about the year...

  2. says:

    The first Perry Mason and this Perry is a tough guy I recently read a short story in The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps by ESG It predated this book by a short time The hero was an attorney named Ken Corning and he had a female secretary whose name I can t recall right now,but both are the characters that reappear in Velvet Claws renamed Perry Mason and Della Street The book was highly entertaining There are several clever plot twists and I didn t guess the guilty party before the mystery w The first Perry Mason and this Perry is a tough guy I recently read a short story in The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps by ESG It predated this book by a short time The hero was an attorney named Ken Corning and he had a female secretary whose name I can t recall right now,but both are the characters that reappear in Velvet Claws renamed Perry Mason and Della Street The book was highly entertaining There are several clever plot twists and I didn t guess the guilty party before the mystery was revealed This book differs from later Mason in that there is no courtroom scene where Perry s cross examination provides the revelations necessary to solve the case, although Perry in effect cross exams a few people in the course of investigating the case One wonders why someone would allow themselves to be cross examined voluntarily while not in co...

  3. says:

    Perry Mason is a gruff, unafraid, confident and cunning man, with a few principles of his own I was able to decipher this because he was the protagonist of the book But for all the other characters except for maybe Della Street, the assistant , I couldn t figure out what kind of people they were, because the focus was on the story, and minimal c...

  4. says:

    This is definitely the first of Gardner s Perry Mason novels, since at the end it refers to his next client as a sulky girl see my review of The Case Of The Sulky Girl , and his writing is that of a beginning novelist The story was good although readers under 35 may be puzzled by phrases such as nix on that hooey or actions like starting a car by stepping on the starter this book was written in 1933 and is set in that period At this beginning point of the series we are told that Della This is definitely the first of Gardner s Perry Mason novels, since at the end it refers to his next client as a sulky girl see my review of The Case Of The Sulky Girl , and his writing is that of a beginning novelist The story was good although readers under 35 may be puzzled by phrases such as nix on that hooey or actions like starting a car by stepping on the starter this book was written in 1933 and is set in that period At this beginning point of the series we are told that Della Street, Mason s secretary, has been working for him for five years so he has been in practice as a lawyer at least that long And evidently Gardner develops the character of Masonfully as a good guy as the series progressed because in this one Mason does the following breaks traffic laws, basically blackmails a potential client for a fee, tells a person to lie to the police, hits and knocks down a bad guy on a public sidewalk ...

  5. says:

    When I was young growing up in a small town, my source for books was either the pocket book rack at the grocery store or the one at the drug store I favored the grocery store, cause it was a longer walk to the other store, even if they had the better sci fi selection I mean sometimes they would have as many as ten or twelve I could select from Of course I couldn t spend the time I wanted to thinking about making choices, cause the pharmacist would wander over after about ten minutes and say, When I was young growing up in a small town, my source for books was either the pocket book rack at the grocery store or the one at the drug store I favored the grocery store, cause it was a longer walk to the other store, even if they had the better sci fi selection I mean sometimes they would have as many as ten or twelve I could select from Of course I couldn t spend the time I wanted to thinking about making choices, cause the pharmacist would wander over after about ten minutes and say, Can I help you find something , with an inflection in his voice that said, you need to buy something or get your ass out of here Well I liked those racks, you could spin them around and on one side you would have science fiction books, on another westerns and on another mysteries H...

  6. says:

    Very much enjoyed this book One glaring error that a good copy editor should have picked up It didn t affect the story at all, but took me out of the moment.I ve read other Perry Mason s, but a long time ago I m definitely going to seekof them out

  7. says:

    This book made sure that the lawyers without principles 25 2 2017

  8. says:

    This book was so amazing _

  9. says:

    The story is dated in the manner in which the characters act and talk, but it is still filled with intrigue and suspense to keep you guessing.Narrator Alexander Cendese does a good job giving distinct voices to the characters His timing and mannerisms are spot on.The characters are realistic and give readers listeners a look back at how life was during this era With a Sam Spade tone the story moves at a steady pace featuring Gardner s pulp fiction style.The setting is not a focal point in this The story is dated in the manner in which the characters act and talk, but it is still filled with intrigue and suspense to keep you guessing.Narrator Alexander Cendese does a good job giving distinct voices to the characters His timing and mannerisms are spot on.The characters are realistic and give readers listeners a look back at how life was during this era With a Sam Spade tone the story moves at a steady pace featuring Gardner s pulp fiction style.The setting is not a focal point in this story as it dealswith the core characters and their actions If you re a fan of the TV Perry Mason, you may be a little surprised at the character revealed in this first installment in the series Here Mason comes offas a bithands on than he does in later stories.With a blend of murder, suspense, and colorfu...

  10. says:

    This is the first book in the Perry Mason series I ve already read a few of these stories, but I thought it would be worth starting at the beginning of the series and reading a fewof these classics For as old as they are, they are entertaining, fast reads They have an old fashioned charm to them Mr Mason is able to operate with such an anonymity and r...

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