Erle Stanley Gardner
While practicing trial law, Erle Stanley Gardner wrote pulp fiction, basing the courtroom scenes and brilliant legal maneuvers on his own tactics. He gave up law following the success in 1933 of The Case of the Velvet Claws and The Case of the Sulky Girl, his first novels featuring the lawyer-detective Perry Mason. Eighty Perry Mason novels followed. He also wrote two other detective novels.
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