Friday, April 8, 2016


                   late 1800’s – mid 1950’s

Erle Stanley Gardner (July 17, 1889 – March 11, 1970) was an American lawyer and author. Though best known for the Perry Mason  series of detective stories, he wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces, as well as a series of non-fiction books, mostly narrations of his travels through Baja California and other regions in Mexico. Gardner wrote 85 Perry Mason detective stories. The Case of the Velvet Claws was his first.

Gardner also published under numerous pseudonyms, including A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray and Robert Parr.

G also stands for GOOFY GUTTER stories 



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a lot of pen names for one person.

sage said...

Interesting--someone was making a living as a "Paperback Writer"

Susanne Matthews said...

Thanks for sharing.

Adam said...

Wow at those gutter ones. I wonder how controversial they were back then

i b arora said...

a cousin was an avid reader of Perry Mason. he became successful lawyer, so pulp fiction was not always without any merit

rajlakshmi said...

I have never read a pulp fiction ... seems I am missing out on a lot :)

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Ella said...

Whoa..that is crazy! Perry Mason's security grew up in the city where my mom was born. My mom remembers meeting her...crazy, small world~

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