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Encyclopedia > Donald Lam

Donald Lam is a fictional American detective created by Erle Stanley Gardner under his penname A. A. Fair. He is the side-kick of Bertha Cool, a stout widow in her 60s who started their detective agency in 1936.

The series is also known as The Unlikely Duo and consists of the following 29 books:

  • The Bigger They Come
  • Turn on the Heat
  • Gold Comes in Bricks
  • Spill the Jackpot
  • Double or Quits
  • Owls don't Blink
  • Bats Fly at Dusk
  • Cats Prowl at Night
  • Give 'em the Ax
  • Crows can't Count
  • Fools Die on Friday
  • Bedrooms have Windows
  • Top of the Heap
  • Some Woman won't Wait
  • Beware the Curves
  • You can Die Laughing
  • Some Slips don't Show
  • The Count of Nine
  • Pass the Gravey
  • Kept Woman can't Quit
  • Bachelors Get Lonely
  • Shills can't Count Chips
  • Try Anything Once
  • Fish or Cut Bait
  • Up for Grabs
  • Cut Thin to Win
  • Widows Wear Weeds
  • Traps Need Fresh Bait
  • All Grass isn't Green

  Results from FactBites:
Donald Lam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (705 words)
Donald Lam is a fictional American detective created by Erle Stanley Gardner under his penname A.
Donald Lam, as a detective, is in stark contrast to the fictional hard-boiled types of his era.
Donald eventually became such a moneymaker for Bertha that she relented when he put the pressure on her for a full partnership in Double or Quits.
The Mystery Read - Erle Stanley Gardner (2099 words)
Donald Lam is back from the war and tearing up the streets of Los Angeles - specifically a joint called the Rimely Rendezvous, a 1940's pick up bar for women (married and not) to meet gentleman for casual encounters.
Donald winds up in possession of a sawed-off axe and under suspicion of being the culprit in a murder where he was "witness" to the discovery of the body.
Donald makes him look good in a complex multinational case involving a couple of dead bodies, an illegal emerald mine in Medellin, a lovely young trust beneficiary with a penchant for kissing and an attractive young artist with a penchant for Donald and a mother with a shady past and no visible means of support.
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