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I bought this book a few months ago, recommended by people at the Kindleboards, and finally started reading it last week.

The book deals with the work of Erle Stanley Gardner, and the fact that he was called ?The World?s Bestselling Writer? on the cover made me curious, because I?d never heard of the man. The fact that I don?t read a lot of crime detective stories doesn?t help, neither does it help that these were stories and books that my grandparents enjoyed. The book itself was written in 1980, and I strongly suspect that the author lost the Bestselling Writer crown to one blond-haired female writer who writes, amongst other things, about a boy wizard. But we?ll leave that for statisticians to bicker over.

Perry Mason, I?d heard of the stories about him, but also only as something the generation of my grandparents and parents enjoyed.

What then, in…

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