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    The Case of the Velvet Claws by Erle Stanley Gardner

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.

Year: 1933
Genre: Extortion

    The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler's first novel, published in 1939, introduces us to Philip Marlowe, a thirty-eight-old private detective moving through the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s. The case involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder.

Year: 1939
Genre: ExtortionHardboiled DetectiveMysteryPrivate Eye

    The High Window by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler's gripping novel is set in the California underworld, where Philip Marlow searches for a priceless gold coin and finds himself deep in the tangled affairs of a dead coin collector.

Year: 1942
Genre: ExtortionMurder MysteryPrivate Eye

    The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister by Erle Stanley Gardner

Beautiful Sylvia Bain Atwood is overseeing her ailing father's estate while her sister serves as his caregiver. But their father's fortune has shadowy roots--and now one of his creditors is blackmailing the family. When the situation escalates to murder, defense lawyer Perry Mason will have his hands full.

Year: 1953
Genre: DetectiveExtortion

    The Case of the Gilded Lily by Erle Stanley Gardner

Stewart Bedford is willing to cooperate with a blackmailer to protect his beloved wife. But when he wakes up in a daze to find the man shot dead with Bedford's gun and his blond escort missing, he'll need some help from defense lawyer Perry Mason . . .

Year: 1956
Genre: Extortion

 

 

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-- -- --1933 The Case of the Velvet Claws   by Erle Stanley Gardner
-- -- --1939 The Big Sleep   by Raymond Chandler
-- -- --1942 The High Window   by Raymond Chandler
-- -- --1953 The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister   by Erle Stanley Gardner
-- -- --1956 The Case of the Gilded Lily   by Erle Stanley Gardner
-- -- --1964 The Light of Day   by Eric Ambler
-- -- --1964 The Quick Red Fox   by John D. MacDonald
-- -- --1966 One Fearful Yellow Eye   by John D. MacDonald
-- -- --1974 52 Pickup   by Elmore Leonard
-- -- --1975 Mortal Stakes   by Robert B. Parker
-- -- --1989 Killshot   by Elmore Leonard
-- -- --1990 Dragon   by Clive Cussler
-- -- --1993 Strip Tease   by Carl Hiaasen
-- -- --2001 The Brethren   by John Grisham
-- -- --2009 The Associate   by John Grisham
-- -- --2017 Y is for Yesterday   by Sue Grafton