Tag Archives: Erle Stanley Gardner

Murder in Pastiche (1955) by Marion Mainwaring

Metafiction and pastiches are definitely a form of the mystery genre I am keenly drawn to, having loved Leo Bruce’s Case for Three Detectives (1936). So I was quite excited when I came across this title on Curtis Evans’ blog … Continue reading

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The Case of the Turning Tide (1941) by Erle Stanley Gardner

Regular readers will perhaps know that I am not the world’s greatest fan of Gardner and his famous lawyer/sleuth Perry Mason. However, I decided to return to him when I came across this novel in my local Oxfam for a … Continue reading

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The Case of the Perjured Parrot (1939) by Erle Stanley Gardner

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Dead Body This story opens with the joys or rather the pains of having to do administrative tasks within the workplace, as Della Street manages to finally get Perry Mason to attend to some of … Continue reading

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The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933) by Erle Stanley Gardner

To date I’ve never had an amazing, knock your socks off read with the Perry Mason novels by Gardner. However, in the similar vein to Brad at ahsweetmystery blog who keeps on giving Paul Halter’s work a go, I decided … Continue reading

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The Case of the Restless Red Head (1954) by Erle Stanley Gardner

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Unsurprisingly it is a red head This is only the second novel by Gardner I have read, which may surprise some readers. I occasionally wonder why I haven’t tried him so much. I wonder whether … Continue reading

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