Erle Stanley Gardner
Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) was an American author of detective fiction. He was best known for creating the Perry Mason character and also wrote Cool and Lam series as A.A. Fair as well as the Doug Selby series. Before getting into writing, Erle was working as a lawyer, so he began writing stories for pulp magazines in his spare time. Eventually, he gave up practicing law in order to move to writing in full-time. Gardner was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and also won an Edgar Award.

Erle Stanley Gardner’s writing career began in 1923 in pulp magazines, but his first novel was The Case of the Velvet Claws (Perry Mason’s debut). The novel was published in 1933. Below is a list of Erle Stanley Gardner’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Perry Mason Books


The Case of the Velvet Claws(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Sulky Girl(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Lucky Legs(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Howling Dog(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Curious Bride(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Counterfeit Eye(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Caretaker's Cat(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Dangerous Dowager(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Lame Canary(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Substitute Face(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Perjured Parrot(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Rolling Bones(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Baited Hook(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Silent Partner(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Crooked Candle(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Haunted Husband(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Empty Tin(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Drowning Duck(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Careless Kitten(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Buried Clock(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Gold-Digger's Purse(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Borrowed Brunette(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Lazy Lover(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Lonely Heiress(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Cautious Coquette(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Negligent Nymph(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Fiery Fingers(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Angry Mourner(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Grinning Gorilla(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Hesitant Hostess(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Fugitive Nurse(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Runaway Corpse(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Restless Redhead(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Sun Bathers Diary(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Nervous Accomplice(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Glamourous Ghost(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Terrified Typist(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Demure Defendant(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Gilded Lily(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the One-Eyed Witness(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Lucky Loser(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Screaming Woman(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Daring Decoy(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Long-Legged Models(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Calendar Girl(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Deadly Toy(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Mythical Monkeys(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Singing Skirt(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Waylaid Wolf(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Duplicate Daughter(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Shapely Shadow(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Spurious Spinster(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Bigamous Spouse(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Reluctant Model(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Blonde Bonanza(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Mischievous Doll(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Stepdaughter's Secret(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Amorous Aunt(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Daring Divorcee(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Phantom Fortune(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Horrified Heirs(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Troubled Trustee(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Beautiful Beggar(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Worried Waitress(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Queenly Contestant(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Careless Cupid(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Fabulous Fake(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Irate Witness(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Fenced in Woman(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Postponed Murder(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Burning Bequest(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Perry Mason Collections


The Case of the Murderer's Bride and Other Stories(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Crimson Kiss(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Crying Swallow(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Cases of Murder: Starring Perry Mason(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Perry Mason Books

The Case of the Crooked Candle occurs after The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito. The Case of the One-Eyed Witness is set between The Case of Negligent Nymph and The Case of Fiery Fingers. The Case of the Burning Bequest takes place between The Case of the Irate Witness and The Case of the Fenced in Woman. The short story collection The Case of the Crimson Kiss is set between The Case of the Lonely Heiress and The Case of the Vagabond Virgin. The collection The Case of the Crying Swallow is chronologically placed between The Case of the Fan Dancer’s Horse and The Case of the Lazy Lover.

Publication Order of Doug Selby Books


The D.A. Calls It Murder(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The D.A. Holds a Candle(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The D.A. Draws a Circle(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The D.A. Goes to Trial(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The D.A. Cooks a Goose(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The D.A. Calls a Turn(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The D.A. Breaks a Seal(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The D.A. Takes a Chance(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The D.A. Breaks an Egg(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Terry Clane Books


Murder Up My Sleeve(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Backward Mule(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Donald Lam & Bertha Cool Books


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

Publication Order of Gramp Wiggens Books


The Case of the Turning Tide(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Smoking Chimney(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Case of the Musical Cow(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Selected Works(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amazing Adventures of Lester Leith(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whispering Sands: Stories of Gold Fever and the Western Desert(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Human Zero(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pay Dirt and Other Whispering Sands Stories of Gold Fever and the Western Desert(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Paul Pry(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blonde in Lower Six(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Danger Zone and Other Stories(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Casebook of Sidney Zoom(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Hunting the Desert Whale(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hidden Heart of Baja(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Desert is Yours(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drifting Down Delta(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Donald Lam & Bertha Cool series was written as A.A. Fair. The Case of the Burning Bequest was written by Thomas Chastain, based on the work of Erle Stanley Gardner. The Bigger They Come was also published as Lam to the Slaughter. Give ’em the Ax was also published as An Axe to Grind. Shills Can’t Cash Chips was also titled Stop at the Red Light. The D.A. Calls It Murder was originally published as This is Murder.

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