Introduction   On Racism   Epigraphs   A History of the Pulps   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   

Glossary and Character Taxonomy  Breakdown by Country of Origin   Bibliography   Table of Contents    The Best of the Encyclopedia

Wiggins, Gramps. Gramps Wiggins was created by Erle Stanley Gardner (Black Barr, Major Copley Brane, Terry Clane, Bertha Cool, Ken Corning, Speed DashJax Keen, Barney Killigen, Bob Larkin, Lester Leith, Señor Lobo, The Man in the Silver MaskPerry Mason, Ed Migraine, Patent Leather Kid, Phantom Crook, Paul Pry (II), Doug Selby, Pete Wennick, White Rings, Bob Zane, Sidney Zoom) and appeared in The Case of the Turning Tide (1941) and The Case of the Smoking Chimney (1943).

Gramps Wiggins is an “under-sized man with twinkling eyes, white hair, a close-cropped white mustache, and quick motions, so spry they seemed birdlike.” He lives in Southern California and is a disreputable, talkative sort who dislikes the police, hates “conventional things,” and is “always getting chummy with some down-and-outer.” He is a former bootlegger who solves murders quite reluctantly.

Table of Contents / Annotations / Blog / Books / Patreon / Twitter / Contact me