Influences: Erle Stanley Gardner

Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) was a lawyer who loved litigating and courtroom antics, but was bored with actual law.  In his spare time, he began writing stories for various pulp publications.  His first was published in 1923.  He is most famous as the creator of Perry Mason.  Mason was the lawyer hero of 80 novels. ... Continue Reading →

Influences: Sax Rohmer

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (1883-1959) was a prolific writer, but is best remembered for his Fu Manchu novels.  His first story, The Mysterious Mummy was published in 1903.  It wasn't until 1912 that Fu Manchu made his appearance in the serialized The Mystery of Fu Manchu.  It was a huge success from the beginning.  Three... Continue Reading →

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