Hardboiled Crime Discussion Club
We’ll be meeting virtually via Zoom. If you’d like to join the meeting, please send Patrick Millikin an email for an invite. email@example.com. We always encourage new members!
Join us as we discuss Arnold Hano’s So I’m a Heel, from the collection 3 Steps to Hell (Stark House, $23.95).
From Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner – during his life, the best-selling American author of all time — comes a lost classic of detective fiction featuring private eyes Donald Lam (once played by Frank Sinatra!) and Bertha Cool.
“What I can say is that for those who like their crime fiction to be high-octane, this novel is a stunner.” The Daily Mail
HBO series Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels, airs June 2020 starring Matthew Rhys in the titular role.
HAS DONALD LAM GONE OVER TO THE DARK SIDE?
From the world-famous creator of PERRY MASON, Erle Stanley Gardner – at his death the best-selling American writer of all time – comes another baffling case for the Cool & Lam detective agency. Return to the 1960s as a simple insurance investigation into a car accident puts Bertha Cool and Donald Lam on the trail of murder – and Donald hip-deep in danger when he poses as an ex-con to infiltrate a criminal gang. It’s Gardner’s twistiest caper ever, and a fitting conclusion to Hard Case Crime’s revival of this classic (and long unavailable) detective series.