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A pseudonym used by Erle Stanley Gardner

Erle Stanley Gardner (July 17, 1889 - March 11, 1970) was an American lawyer and author of detective stories who also published under the names A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray, and Robert Parr. Gardner was born in Massachusetts and educated at Valparaiso University Indiana. He was admitted to the California bar in 1911. He married Natalie Talbert in 1912 and Agnes Jean Bethell in 1968. His series characters were Perry Mason, Terry Clane, Sheriff Bill Eldon, Doug Selby and Gramps Wiggins.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Donald Lam and Bertha Cool
   The Bigger They Come (1939)
     aka Lam to the Slaughter
   Gold Comes in Bricks (1940)
   Turn on the Heat (1940)
   Double or Quits (1941)
   Spill the Jackpot (1941)
   Bats Fly at Dusk (1942)
   Owls Don't Blink (1942)
   Cats Prowl at Night (1943)
   Give 'em the Ax (1944)
     aka An Axe to Grind
   Crows Can't Count (1946)
   Fools Die on Friday (1947)
   Bedrooms Have Windows (1949)
   Top of the Heap (1952)
   Some Women Won't Wait (1953)
   Beware the Curves (1956)
   Some Slips Don't Show (1957)
   You Can Die Laughing (1957)
   The Count of Nine (1958)
   Pass the Gravy (1959)
   Kept Women Can't Quit (1960)
   Bachelors Get Lonely (1961)
   Shills Can't Cash Chips (1961)
     aka Stop at the Red Light
   Try Anything Once (1962)
   Fish or Cut Bait (1963)
   Up for Grabs (1964)
   Cut Thin to Win (1965)
   Widows Wear Weeds (1966)
   Traps Need Fresh Bait (1967)
   All Grass Isn't Green (1970)
   The Knife Slipped (2016)
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