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Erle Stanley Gardner


USA (1889 - 1970)

aka A A Fair

Erle Stanley Gardner was the master of American mystery fiction. A civil rights lawyer turned author, his mysteries contain intricate plots. Challenging and full of surprises, these are whodunits in the best tradition. He wrote 146 books, 85 of which feature Perry Mason. The fictional attorney became the basis of a popular TV series, achieving an enviable record for winning his cases. At the height of his popularity Gardner was selling an average of 26,000 copies of his novels a day.
 
Series
Perry Mason
1. The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933)
2. The Case of the Sulky Girl (1933)
3. The Case of the Lucky Legs (1934)
4. The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
5. The Case of the Curious Bride (1934)
6. The Case of the Counterfeit Eye (1935)
7. The Case of the Caretaker's Cat (1935)
8. The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece (1936)
9. The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1936)
10. The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (1937)
11. The Case of the Lame Canary (1937)
12. The Case of the Substitute Face (1938)
13. The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe (1938)
14. The Case of the Perjured Parrot (1939)
15. The Case of the Rolling Bones (1939)
16. The Case of the Baited Hook (1940)
17. The Case of the Silent Partner (1940)
18. The Case of the Haunted Husband (1941)
19. The Case of the Empty Tin (1941)
20. The Case of the Drowning Duck (1942)
21. The Case of the Careless Kitten (1942)
22. The Case of the Buried Clock (1943)
23. The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito (1943)
24. The Case of the Crooked Candle (1940)
25. The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde (1944)
26. The Case of the Gold-Digger's Purse (1942)
27. The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife (1945)
28. The Case of the Borrowed Brunette (1946)
29. The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse (1947)
30. The Case of the Crying Swallow: And Other Stories (1971)
31. The Case of the Lazy Lover (1947)
32. The Case of the Lonely Heiress (1948)
33. The Case of the Crimson Kiss (1970)
34. The Case of the Vagabond Virgin (1948)
35. The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom (1949)
36. The Case of the Cautious Coquette (1949)
37. The Case of the Negligent Nymph (1950)
38. The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (1956)
39. The Case of the Fiery Fingers (1951)
40. The Case of the Angry Mourner (1951)
41. The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink (1952)
42. The Case of the Grinning Gorilla (1952)
44. The Case of the Hesitant Hostess (1953)
45. The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (1953)
46. The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (1954)
47. The Case of the Runaway Corpse (1954)
48. The Case of the Restless Redhead (1954)
50. The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary (1955)
51. The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (1955)
52. The Case of the Terrified Typist (1956)
53. The Case of the Demure Defendant (1956)
54. The Case of the Gilded Lily (1956)
55. The Case of the Lucky Loser (1957)
56. The Case of the Screaming Woman (1957)
57. The Case of the Daring Decoy (1957)
58. The Case of the Long-Legged Models (1958)
59. The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll (1958)
60. The Case of the Calendar Girl (1958)
61. The Case of the Deadly Toy (1959)
62. The Case of the Mythical Monkeys (1959)
63. The Case of the Singing Skirt (1959)
64. The Case of the Waylaid Wolf (1960)
65. The Case of the Duplicate Daughter (1960)
66. The Case of the Shapely Shadow (1960)
67. The Case of the Spurious Spinster (1961)
68. The Case of the Bigamous Spouse (1961)
69. The Case of the Reluctant Model (1962)
70. The Case of the Blonde Bonanza (1962)
71. The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands (1962)
72. The Case of the Mischievous Doll (1963)
73. The Case of the Stepdaughter's Secret (1963)
74. The Case of the Amorous Aunt (1963)
75. The Case of the Daring Divorcee (1964)
76. The Case of the Phantom Fortune (1964)
77. The Case of the Horrified Heirs (1964)
78. The Case of the Troubled Trustee (1965)
79. The Case of the Beautiful Beggar (1965)
80. The Case of the Worried Waitress (1966)
81. The Case of the Queenly Contestant (1967)
82. The Case of the Careless Cupid (1968)
83. The Case of the Fabulous Fake (1969)
83. The Case of the Irate Witness (1972)
85. The Case of the Burning Bequest (1990) (with Thomas Chastain)
86. The Case of the Fenced in Woman (1973)
87. The Case of the Postponed Murder (1973)
The Case of the Glamourous Ghost (1955)
The Case of the Murderer's Bride (1969)
The Case of the Goldigger's Purse / The Case of the Buried Clock (omnibus) (1976)
Seven Complete Novels (omnibus) (1979)
Perry Mason: Four Cases of Murder (1989)
The Case of the Velvet ClawsThe Case of the Sulky GirlThe Case of the Lucky LegsThe Case of the Howling Dog
The Case of the Curious BrideThe Case of the Counterfeit EyeThe Case of the Caretaker's CatThe Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece
The Case of the Stuttering BishopThe Case of the Dangerous DowagerThe Case of the Lame CanaryThe Case of the Substitute Face
The Case of the Shoplifter's ShoeThe Case of the Perjured ParrotThe Case of the Rolling BonesThe Case of the Baited Hook
The Case of the Silent PartnerThe Case of the Haunted HusbandThe Case of the Empty TinThe Case of the Drowning Duck
The Case of the Careless KittenThe Case of the Buried ClockThe Case of the Drowsy MosquitoThe Case of the Crooked Candle
The Case of the Black-Eyed BlondeThe Case of the Gold-Digger's PurseThe Case of the Half-Wakened WifeThe Case of the Borrowed Brunette
The Case of the Fan Dancer's HorseThe Case of the Crying Swallow: And Other StoriesThe Case of the Lazy LoverThe Case of the Lonely Heiress
The Case of the Crimson KissThe Case of the Vagabond VirginThe Case of the Dubious BridegroomThe Case of the Cautious Coquette
The Case of the Negligent NymphThe Case of the One-Eyed WitnessThe Case of the Fiery FingersThe Case of the Angry Mourner
The Case of the Moth-Eaten MinkThe Case of the Grinning GorillaThe Case of the Hesitant HostessThe Case of the Green-Eyed Sister
The Case of the Fugitive NurseThe Case of the Runaway CorpseThe Case of the Restless RedheadThe Case of the Sun Bather's Diary
The Case of the Nervous AccompliceThe Case of the Terrified TypistThe Case of the Demure DefendantThe Case of the Gilded Lily
The Case of the Lucky LoserThe Case of the Screaming WomanThe Case of the Daring DecoyThe Case of the Long-Legged Models
The Case of the Foot-Loose DollThe Case of the Calendar GirlThe Case of the Deadly ToyThe Case of the Mythical Monkeys
The Case of the Singing SkirtThe Case of the Waylaid WolfThe Case of the Duplicate DaughterThe Case of the Shapely Shadow
The Case of the Spurious SpinsterThe Case of the Bigamous SpouseThe Case of the Reluctant ModelThe Case of the Blonde Bonanza
The Case of the Ice-Cold HandsThe Case of the Mischievous DollThe Case of the Stepdaughter's SecretThe Case of the Amorous Aunt
The Case of the Daring DivorceeThe Case of the Phantom FortuneThe Case of the Horrified HeirsThe Case of the Troubled Trustee
The Case of the Beautiful BeggarThe Case of the Worried WaitressThe Case of the Queenly ContestantThe Case of the Careless Cupid
The Case of the Fabulous FakeThe Case of the Irate WitnessThe Case of the Burning BequestThe Case of the Fenced in Woman
The Case of the Postponed MurderThe Case of the Glamourous GhostThe Case of the Murderer's BrideSeven Complete Novels
Perry Mason: Four Cases of Murder
 
The D.A. Calls It MurderThe D.A. Holds a CandleThe D.A. Draws a CircleThe D.A. Goes to Trial
The D.A. Cooks a GooseThe D.A. Calls a TurnThe D.A. Breaks a SealThe D.A. Takes a Chance
The D.A. Breaks an Egg
 
Murder Up My SleeveThe Case of the Backward Mule
 
The Case of the Turning TideThe Case of the Smoking Chimney
 
Non fiction
Hunting the Desert WhaleThe Hidden Heart of BajaThe Desert Is YoursDrifting Down Delta
 
Anthologies containing stories by Erle Stanley Gardner
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense
 
Short stories
Danger Out of the Past (1955)


Books about Erle Stanley Gardner
Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason
 
Erle Stanley Gardner recommends
The Pass Beyond Kashmir
The Pass Beyond Kashmir (1960)
(Idwal Rees & Safaraz)
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"This man... has a remarkable gift for thrills and suspense."
The Inside Man
The Inside Man (1974)
George Harmon Coxe
"Uniformly entertaining, gripping and exciting!"



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