HISTORY OF THE MYSTERY 1933
|THE CASE OF THE VELVET CLAWS: Kids Mystery Reviews|
Erle Stanley Gardner is another author who got his start writing for BLACK MASK pulp magazine. He introduced the crime-solving attorney Perry Mason in 1933 with THE CASE OF THE VELVET CLAWS. Mason cracked cases with his friend, detective Paul Drake, and his long-time secretary Della Street. In case after case, Mason went head-to-head in court with District Attorney Hamilton Burger. Using the spectacular forensic science of the times, he usually forced a confession from the unsuspecting guilty party during their testimony on the stand.
Perry Mason has been featured in countless novels and films over the years and was the subject of a long-running television series that began in 1957 and ran for ten seasons.