This is the one that started it all. Perry Mason and Della Street are about to get married. Of course a case gets in the way. Eva Griffin gets caught with a fun loving Congressman. She doesn’t want her husband to find out so she’s ready to pay blackmailing sleazeballs to keep quiet. Perry thinks differently. As things progress, Perry may have a murder wrap against him.
This is a great start to the long running series. Those raised on the Raymond Burr TV series may not recognize Perry in the early books since he’s a lot more hard boiled. Throughout the series Perry and Della remain close but both realize that Perry is not marriage material and even he admits that he’s too wrapped up in his work.