Crippen & Landru is proud to publish a collection of never previously reprinted stories from pulps, slicks and digests by Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) the great creator of Perry Mason. Here we meet such Gardner characters as Snowy Shane, an unorthodox P.I.; Slicker Williams, an ex-convict who uses the tricks of crookery to rescue a damsel in distress; Major Copely Brane, a freelance diplomat; George Brokay, wealthy man-about-town, who becomes a gentleman burglar - with unanticipated results; and others who show Gardner's mastery of unusual situations, lighting-paced prose, and ingenious gimmicks and plot twists. The Danger Zone is the 13th in the Crippen & Landru "Lost Classics" series and the first of our series of Erle Stanley Gardner collections. The volume is edited by the modern master of the private-eye story, Bill Pronzini.