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Some Women Won't Wait (Cool and Lam #14)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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Published 1953 by William Morrow & Co
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Charles
May 26, 2015 Charles rated it really liked it
A man named Bicknell hires the firm of Cool & Lam to protect a widow named Mira Woodford and her friend Norma. Mira is a young woman who was married to Bicknell's business partner Ezra until his death. There was a significant difference in their ages and Mira will inherit a great deal as a consequence of Ezra's death. Bicknell wants to hire a woman, namely Bertha Cool, to make friends with Mira and Norma on a cruise ship to Hawaii, but Bertha wants Donald to go along. However, Donald does ...more
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Aug 13, 2015 Evelyn rated it it was amazing
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An amusing murder mystery by Erle Stanley Gardner, the author of the Perry Mason series of mysteries, involving an unlikely pair of detectives, a sizable female who is focused on being paid for the detective work, and her partner, a diminutive male who is notable for using his brains and not brawn to solve the case. Reading this mystery, which was great fun, although it is a "period" piece, made me wonder why no one had made it into a movie, since while there were some stereotypes, the ...more
Tim Schneider
Apr 13, 2012 Tim Schneider rated it really liked it
Another nice entry in to the Cool & Lam series. Donald and Bertha are hired to go to Hawaii to protect a young widow from blackmail. The change of scenery is nice and adds an interesting look at the way the new state was perceived at the time. Gardner brings in another intelligent out-of-town cop with the Honolulu police chief. And we have another little legal issue of the type Gardner loves to throw in. Good easy read again.
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Jun 25, 2012 Tiina rated it really liked it
Donald Lam of Cool & Lam detective agency continues in good form. He's clever and one step ahead of those who are trying to fool him.

This story takes both Cool and Lam to Hawaii, which makes for an interesting environment. The plot is complicated enough to keep up the interest, but not overly so.

Very nice! Written in the early 1960's I think but did not sound too old-fashioned.
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