If you want a glimpse into what fiction used to be, and may be again, look no further than TURN ON THE HEAT. It is a gem.BookReporter Erle Stanley Gardner's Cool and Lam are fun to read about, and Turn on the Heat has them in fine form Bill Crider This one is a lot of fun. Recommended. AtomicJunkShop A must for Gardner fans if for no other reason than to demonstrate the breadth of Gardners inventive skills when he wasnt busy with his better known lawyer/investigator. For those a little less passionate about Perry Mason, the Cool and Lam mysteries are a wonderful example of the kinds if mysteries that helped define the genre during its formative years. Bookgasm Gardners writing encapsulates whats best about the 40s and puts it to the page - Criminal Element Its exciting stuff to find one of the best reads of the year is a reprint of a book that is 77 years old and hasnt been in print for 50 years. Run, dont walk, to your nearest book store for one of the years best retro reads. - Borg.com "The novels rapid-fire banter makes what is already a highly entertaining story a real gem." - Seattle Book Review 4-star "a welcome addition to my bookcase." -John Koenig - Stuff I Like
One of the best-selling authors of all time, Erle Stanley Gardners greatest creations include crusading attorney Perry Mason (star of more than eighty novels, a TV series and TV movies) and the hardboiled detective team of Bertha Cool and Donald Lam, who appeared in more than two dozen adventures. An attorney himself, Gardner also founded the Court of Last Resort, a group that investigated criminal cases they believed had ended in wrong convictions.