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The Case of the Velvet Claws

(1933)
(The first book in the Perry Mason series)
A novel by

 
 
Criminal lawyer and all-time #1 mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote close to 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. His most popular books starred the incomparable attorney-sleuth Perry Mason. And the first time the world heard the name Perry Mason was in 1933 with the publication of the novel that has become an enduring classic...

The Case of the Velvet Claws

Thanks to a bungled robbery at a fancy hotel, the already-married Eva Griffin has been caught in the company of a prominent congressman. To protect the politico, Eva's ready to pay the editor of a sleazy tabloid his hush money. But Perry Mason has other plans. He tracks down the phantom fat cat who secretly runs the blackmailing tabloid - only to discover a shocking scoop.

By the time Mason's comely client finally comes clean, her husband has taken a bullet in the heart. Now Perry Mason has two choices: represent the cunning widow in her wrangle for the dead man's money - or take the rap for murder.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Erle Stanley Gardner's The Case of the Velvet Claws

Hardback Editions

June 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Case of the Velvet Claws (The Best Mysteries of All Time)
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 0-7621-8878-2 / 978-0-7621-8878-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Readers Digest
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June 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Case of Velvet Claws
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 0-88411-401-5 / 978-0-88411-401-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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May 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: Case of the Velvet Claws
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 0-85468-162-0 / 978-0-85468-162-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Velvet Claws: A Perry Mason Mystery #1 (Perry Mason Mysteries)
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 1-62722-921-3 / 978-1-62722-921-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ankerwycke
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June 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Velvet Claws (A Perry Mason Mystery)
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 0-345-90793-0 / 978-0-345-90793-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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July 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Case of the Velvet Claws
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 0-345-32317-3 / 978-0-345-32317-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : Audio CD

Title: The Case Of The Velvet Claws
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 1-72139-667-5 / 978-1-72139-667-2
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Case of the Velvet Claws (Perry Mason Series)
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 1-5318-2682-2 / 978-1-5318-2682-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Case of the Velvet Claws (Perry Mason Series)
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 1-5318-2684-9 / 978-1-5318-2684-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Case of the Velvet Claws, The (Perry Mason Series)
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
ISBN: 1-5318-2681-4 / 978-1-5318-2681-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Case of the Velvet Claws (Perry Mason Series Book 1)
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
Publisher: Della Street Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU