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Erle Stanley Gardner (1889–1970)

Author of The Case of the Velvet Claws

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Mystery writer Erle Gardner was born on July 17, 1889 in Malden, Massachusetts. In 1902, he had moved to Oroville, CA. His parents could not afford to send a second son to college, so he worked in a legal office as a clerk reading law. He spent a short time at Valparaiso University in Indiana but had to drop out because of an illegal boxing exhibition. He continued to travel throughout California and read law at several law offices and finally passed the bar in 1911, at the age of 21. He married Natalie Francis Beatrice Talbert on April 9, 1912. In 1916, he formed the Law Firm of Orr and Gardner in Venture, CA. Gardner used many pseudonyms such as Charles Green, Kyle Corning and Grant Holiday. While working as an attorney, he began writing fiction. In 1921, "Nellie's Naughty Nighty" was published in the pulp magazine Breezy Stories. He had a goal of writing 100,000 words a month and would sometimes write two or more stories a day. In 1923, "The Shrieking Skeleton" was sold to the Black Mask Magazine. In the 1930's, Gardner had two manuscripts that were rejected and than "rediscovered" by Thayer Hobson, the president of the William Morrow Publishing Company, and rewritten as courtroom mysteries. During this process, the character Perry Mason was born. In 1933, the first Perry Mason book was written, "The Case of the Velvet Claws." The next one was entitled "The Case of the Sulky Girl" and they were followed by more than eighty additional Mason mysteries. Gardner died on March 11, 1970. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Also wrote under pseudonyms:

A.A. Fair
Carleton Kendrake
Charles J. Kenny

The Case of the Velvet Claws 441 copies, 13 reviews
Top of the Heap 380 copies, 7 reviews
The Case of the Sulky Girl 333 copies, 13 reviews
The Case of the Counterfeit Eye 319 copies, 11 reviews
The Case of the Curious Bride 314 copies, 10 reviews
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop 309 copies, 6 reviews
The Case of the Careless Kitten 292 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Caretaker's Cat 285 copies, 9 reviews
The Case of the One-Eyed Witness 282 copies, 3 reviews
The Case of the Lucky Legs 275 copies, 7 reviews
The Case of the Perjured Parrot 268 copies, 12 reviews
The Case of the Howling Dog 260 copies, 8 reviews
The Case of the Hesitant Hostess 255 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Lame Canary 248 copies, 10 reviews
The Case of the Borrowed Brunette 242 copies, 7 reviews
The Case of the Deadly Toy 242 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Glamorous Ghost 241 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Substitute Face 241 copies, 6 reviews
The Case of the Baited Hook 236 copies, 6 reviews
The Case of the Dangerous Dowager 233 copies, 10 reviews
The Case of the Cautious Coquette 232 copies, 3 reviews
The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife 229 copies, 7 reviews
The Case of the Lonely Heiress 222 copies, 2 reviews
The Case of the Rolling Bones 222 copies, 9 reviews
The Case of the Crooked Candle 221 copies, 6 reviews
The Case of the Buried Clock 211 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Horrified Heirs 206 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe 206 copies, 6 reviews
The Case of the Terrified Typist 205 copies, 7 reviews
The Case of the Silent Partner 202 copies, 3 reviews
The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito 201 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Vagabond Virgin 201 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Haunted Husband 200 copies, 9 reviews
The Case of the Screaming Woman 199 copies, 3 reviews
The Case of the Drowning Duck 199 copies, 8 reviews
The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister 198 copies, 3 reviews
The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll 197 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink 196 copies, 2 reviews
The Case of the Runaway Corpse 192 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Gilded Lily 192 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Daring Decoy 192 copies, 7 reviews
The Case of the Lucky Loser 192 copies, 2 reviews
The Case of the Calendar Girl 191 copies, 6 reviews
The Case of the Mythical Monkeys 191 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Lazy Lover 190 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Angry Mourner 189 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Singing Skirt 189 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Waylaid Wolf 189 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Empty Tin 181 copies, 8 reviews
The Case of the Shapely Shadow 180 copies, 6 reviews
The D.A. Calls It Murder 179 copies, 6 reviews
The Case of the Blonde Bonanza 179 copies, 6 reviews
The Case of the Amorous Aunt 178 copies, 3 reviews
The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands 178 copies, 4 reviews
Turn on the Heat 176 copies, 8 reviews
The Case of the Demure Defendant 174 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde (Author) 169 copies, 1 review
The Case of the Phantom Fortune 168 copies, 8 reviews
The Case of the Reluctant Model 166 copies, 2 reviews
The Case of the Fabulous Fake 166 copies, 1 review
The Case of the Troubled Trustee 164 copies, 3 reviews
The Case of the Negligent Nymph 164 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Fiery Fingers 163 copies, 3 reviews
The Case of the Fugitive Nurse 162 copies, 2 reviews
The Case of the Careless Cupid 160 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Grinning Gorilla 160 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Bigamous Spouse 160 copies, 1 review
The Case of the Fenced-in Woman 158 copies, 2 reviews
The Case of the Beautiful Beggar 155 copies, 5 reviews
The Case of the Spurious Spinster 155 copies, 3 reviews
The Case of the Worried Waitress 151 copies, 6 reviews
The Case of the Daring Divorcee 151 copies, 4 reviews
The Count of 9 138 copies, 1 review
The Case of the Postponed Murder 137 copies, 2 reviews
The Bigger They Come 135 copies, 3 reviews
Crows Can't Count 119 copies, 3 reviews
Gold Comes in Bricks 117 copies, 1 review
Bats Fly at Dusk 114 copies, 1 review
Owls Don't Blink 113 copies, 2 reviews
Cats Prowl at Night 111 copies, 1 review
Shills Can't Cash Chips 111 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Musical Cow 111 copies, 4 reviews
Give 'Em the Ax 107 copies, 2 reviews
The Case of the Crimson Kiss 106 copies, 2 reviews
The Case of the Smoking Chimney 105 copies, 2 reviews
The D.A. Draws a Circle 103 copies, 4 reviews
The Knife Slipped 101 copies, 5 reviews
Double or Quits 101 copies, 4 reviews
Beware the Curves 99 copies, 2 reviews
Murder Up My Sleeve 96 copies, 1 review
Spill the Jackpot 96 copies, 3 reviews
Fools Die on Friday 93 copies, 2 reviews
Bedrooms Have Windows 89 copies, 2 reviews
Some Women Won't Wait 88 copies, 1 review
You Can Die Laughing 86 copies, 2 reviews
Try Anything Once 82 copies, 1 review
The Case of the Backward Mule 82 copies, 2 reviews
Bachelors Get Lonely 81 copies, 3 reviews
Pass the Gravy 81 copies, 2 reviews
Up for Grabs 75 copies, 1 review
Cut Thin to Win 75 copies, 1 review
The D.A. Goes to Trial 72 copies, 2 reviews
The D.A. Breaks a Seal 72 copies, 2 reviews
The D.A. Cooks a Goose 71 copies, 2 reviews
The D.A. Holds a Candle 70 copies, 1 review
Kept Women Can't Quit 69 copies, 1 review
The D.A. Breaks an Egg 69 copies, 2 reviews
This Is Murder 66 copies
All Grass Isn't Green 66 copies, 2 reviews
The Court of Last Resort 59 copies, 2 reviews
Fish or Cut Bait 58 copies, 1 review
Two Clues 38 copies, 1 review
The Desert is Yours 17 copies, 1 review
The Hidden Heart of Baja 16 copies, 1 review
Host With the Big Hat 8 copies, 1 review
Gypsy days on the Delta 6 copies, 2 reviews
Drifting down the delta 6 copies, 1 review
Off the beaten track in Baja 5 copies, 1 review
The Cat Woman 3 copies
Early Birds 3 copies
Hard As Nails 2 copies
3x Doug Selby 2 copies, 1 review
Sombre samedi 2 copies
Hairy Hands 2 copies
Above the Law 2 copies
The Hot Squat 2 copies
Big Shot 2 copies
Hell's Kettle 2 copies
Face Up 2 copies
Dark Alleys 2 copies
Feet First 2 copies
Brass Tacks 2 copies
Burnt Fingers 2 copies
Cop Killers 2 copies
Hot Cash 2 copies
Garner 1 copy
A Treasury of Great Mysteries (Contributor) 262 copies, 3 reviews
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 173 copies, 2 reviews
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (Contributor) 142 copies, 1 review
Ten Great Mysteries (Contributor) 96 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (Contributor) 66 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Action (Contributor) 64 copies, 2 reviews
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 59 copies
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (Contributor) 56 copies, 2 reviews
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Mystery Novels (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
Other Worlds, Other Times (Contributor) 50 copies
The Hardboiled Dicks (Contributor) 42 copies, 3 reviews
Life Plus 99 Years (Introduction) 41 copies
101 Mystery Stories (Contributor) 26 copies
Your Share of Fear (Contributor) 21 copies
The Case of the Crying Swallow | Nemesis (Contributor) 19 copies, 2 reviews
The Sheppard Murder Case (Foreword) 18 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers (Contributor) 17 copies
The Human Zero (Contributor) 17 copies
Murder on Trial (Contributor) 13 copies
Back from the Dead (Contributor) 12 copies
Fiction Goes to Court (Contributor) 7 copies
Great Horse Stories (Contributor) 5 copies
Verdens største detektiver II (Contributor) 5 copies
Killers Range (Introduction) 5 copies
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1954/11 (Contributor, some editions) 4 copies
Verdens største detektiver I (Contributor) 4 copies
Dog Days (Foreword) 3 copies
Great Stories of Detection (Contributor) 2 copies
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Also wrote under pseudonyms:

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Carleton Kendrake
Charles J. Kenny

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