The Case of the Velvet Claws Author:Erle Stanley Gardner Eva Belter was in double trouble. She had been "indiscreet" with a gentleman who was not her husband. When a blackmailing scandal sheet called "Spicy Bits" got the evidence and threatened to publish the story, she went to Perry Mason to ask his help in buying their silence. — Perry agreed to at least investigate. — Then Eva's powerful, wealthy h... more »usband was murdered!
Perry rushed to help his client. He asked her to tell him all she knew. "You're sure," he queried, "that it wasn't Carl's voice you heard up in your husband's room?"
Eva hesitated a moment. She widened her eyes and stared full into his face with a look of studied innocence.