Erle Stanley Gardner


Born
in Malden, Massachusetts, The United States
July 17, 1889

Died
March 11, 1970

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Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author of detective stories who also published under the pseudonyms A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray, and Robert Parr.

Innovative and restless in his nature, he was bored by the routine of legal practice, the only part of which he enjoyed was trial work and the development of trial strategy. In his spare time, he began to write for pulp magazines, which also fostered the early careers of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. He created many different series characters for the pulps, including the ingenious Lester Leith, a "gentleman thief" in the tradition of Raffles, and Ken Corning, a crusading lawyer who was the archetype of his mos
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The Case of the Velvet Claw...

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The Case of the Curious Bride

3.85 avg rating — 1,706 ratings — published 1934 — 31 editions
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The Case of the Sulky Girl

3.87 avg rating — 1,461 ratings — published 1933 — 38 editions
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The Case of the Caretaker's...

3.89 avg rating — 1,176 ratings — published 1935 — 3 editions
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The Case of the Counterfeit...

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The Case of the Howling Dog

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The Case of the One-Eyed Wi...

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The Case of the Stuttering ...

3.81 avg rating — 1,010 ratings — published 1936 — 6 editions
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The Case of the Lonely Heiress

3.74 avg rating — 825 ratings — published 1948 — 20 editions
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“I like what I like and not what I'm supposed to like because of mass rating. And I very much dislike the things I don't like.”
Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case Of The Careless Cupid

“It's a damn good story. If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check.”
Erle Stanley Gardner

“Now listen, Lam," he said, "you’re a nice egg but you’ve got yourself poured into the wrong pan.”
Erle Stanley Gardner, Top of the Heap

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