Erle Stanley Gardner


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California lawyer and writer of detective fiction whose central figure is the lawyer Perry Mason, who serves as sleuth. Earliest in his lengthy series were The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933) and The Case of the Sulky Girl (1933). In the 30 years following publication of these works, sales of his books in the U.S. totaled 135,740,861 copies.

Subjects: Literature.

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