Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason

Erle Stanley Gardner The Case of the Real Perry Mason An intriguing biography of an author who knew worldwide popularity thanks to the success of his Perry Mason stories which of course became one of the best known detective series on TV in the USA an

  • Title: Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason
  • Author: Dorothy B. Hughes
  • ISBN: 9780688032821
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An intriguing biography of an author who knew worldwide popularity thanks to the success of his Perry Mason stories, which, of course, became one of the best known detective series on TV in the USA and in Great Britain Erle Stanley Gardner was an unusual man who wrote 131 works of fiction, including 82 full length Perry Masons.

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    1. Dorothy B. Hughes

      Dorothy B Hughes 1904 1993 was a mystery author and literary critic Born in Kansas City, she studied at Columbia University, and won an award from the Yale Series of Younger Poets for her first book, the poetry collection Dark Certainty 1931 After writing several unsuccessful manuscripts, she published The So Blue Marble in 1940 A New York based mystery, it won praise for its hardboiled prose, which was due, in part, to Hughes s editor, who demanded she cut 25,000 words from the book.Hughes published thirteen novels, the best known of which are In a Lonely Place 1947 and Ride the Pink Horse 1946 Both were made into successful films In the early fifties, Hughes largely stopped writing fiction, preferring to focus on criticism, for which she would go on to win an Edgar Award In 1978, the Mystery Writers of America presented Hughes with the Grand Master Award for literary achievement.

    986 thoughts on “Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case of the Real Perry Mason”

    1. The author is a fan of the Perry Mason book and greatly admires Erle Stanley Gardner. Despite this she did not persuade me that I would also admire or particularly like Gardner. I am amazed that he just decided to become a writer, slowly taught himself, consciously discovering and following rules he felt would result in a good tale. He did this learning writing for 'the pulps' which were a very popular source of short fiction. At some point he decided he was ready to write a complete book, did i [...]



    2. Suffice to say I will not write a review of every ESG novel I have read. My Mother introduced me to Perry Mason when I read through the clearly mystery writers novels that she had kept through the years. She hatred ESG in the top 10 mystery writers of all time. I was just an insane avid reader. I read whatever I could get my hands on. DEH


    3. This is, as at least one other reviewer noted, a dated biography of Erle Stanley Gardner, author of the Perry Mason mysteries among multiple other writings. Ms. Hughes has a utilitarian if not particularly engaging writing style, supplying lots of information about Gardner without seeming to have any real point of view other than he was an interesting person. The accumulated facts do indeed present a fascinating individual, but I found myself wishing for more depth and detail to be spent on some [...]


    4. A dated (1978) biography of Erle Stanley Gardner, and I find it difficult to believe anyone beyond this point would tackle the subject again. You would think such an immensely popular mystery writer who's career spanned decades would still have his books easily accessible, but as I've been reading "all" of the Perry Masons since last year, I can tell you, at least from the earliest work of 1933 until about 1955, I always have to have a special interlibrary loan search and order done to even read [...]


    5. Not the best-written book I've ever read, but it was interesting to learn about Erle Stanley Gardner. When I was a kid, my family watched every episode of Perry Mason on tv. Lately I've been watching reruns and enjoying them a lot. When a friend mentioned this book, I thought it was time to find out something about the creator of the stories.What a fascinating man he was! He was a free spirit who became a very successful lawyer and then turned to writing. He worked very hard at his craft. VERY h [...]


    6. I found this in the local library and decided to read it as I am a big fan of Gardner from the Perry Mason and Cool/Lam books as well as the iconic TV series. The book was written in 1978 and is somewhat dated but is worth reading. Gardner's productivity and quality are unsurpassed - he wrote every single word in all of his books.This biography could have a better focus. It spends a lot of time introducing dozens of friends that spent time with Gardner, but gives the TV show a very cursory overv [...]


    7. For those who love Perry Mason, and who now worship his creator, Erle Stanley Gardner, this book is abolute GOLD. Including photos, the author keeps the pace moving throughout, She relates the good and difficult of Gardner - the honest truth, I think. I have read several books on Gardner's life and writings (much more than just P.M.) and learn something new with each one.I checked the book out of the library. And I keep hoping that the libraries will not 'withdraw' or 'discard' excellent books s [...]


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