SHILLS CAN'T CASH CHIPS
Erle Stanley Gardner
June 2020
ISBN: 978-1-78565-636-1
Cover art by Laurel Blechman

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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 author 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.

  • First appearance in bookstores in 45 years!
  • Erle Stanley Gardner remains one of the most popular American authors of all time
  • Kirkus Reviews on the lost Cool & Lam novel, THE KNIFE SLIPPED: "A remarkable discovery...fans will rejoice at another dose of Gardner’s unexcelled mastery of pace and an unexpected new taste of his duo’s cyanide chemistry."

Further Acclaim for ERLE STANLEY GARDNER...

"The best-selling author of the century...a master storyteller."
New York Times

"Among his many other virtues, Erle Stanley Gardner is surely the finest constructor of hyper-intricate puzzles in evidence..."
Anthony Boucher, New York Times Book Review

"An ingenious story."
Kirkus Reviews