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.--BookReporterErle 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 Gardner's inventive skills when he wasn't 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 "Gardner's writing encapsulates what's best about the '40s and puts it to the page" - Criminal Element "It's exciting stuff to find one of the best reads of the year is a reprint of a book that is 77 years old and hasn't been in print for 50 years. Run, don't walk, to your nearest book store for one of the year's best retro reads." - Borg.com "The novel's 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
Erle Stanley Gardner, the creator of Perry Mason, wrote another series about Bertha Cool's detective agency and her top operative, Donald Lam. He published these stories under the pseudonym, A. A. Fair. "Turn on the Heat" is an excellent entry in the series, with Lam pursuing a twisting thread of murder and blackmail in the face of powerful opposition.
I thoroughly enjoy the Cool & Lam stories and recommend this one highly.