Erle Stanley Gardner is the master of American mystery fiction. A criminal lawyer, he filled his mysteries with intricate, fascinating, ever-twisting plots. Challenging, clever and full of surprises, these are whodunits in the best tradition. During his lifetime, Erle Stanley Gardner wrote 146 books, 85 of which feature Perry Mason. The fictional attorney became the basis of a number of television series achieving an enviable record for winning his cases.