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Beware the Curves (Cool and Lam #15)

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"The name of the man you want is Karl Carver Endicott. He lives at Citrus Grove, " I said to our client.
Ansel moistened his lips with the tip of his tongue. "I hadn't anticipated that you'd just get the name."
"That's what you wanted," I told him. "In case you're interested in the murder."
"I'm not interested in the murder. I merely wanted..."
Suddenly his voice trailed a
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Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 12th 1986 by Ballantine Books (Mm) (first published January 1st 1956)
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Ruthmgon
My first Cool and Lam novel..it was pretty funny to read all those old fashioned catch phrases and interesting to meet these characters. B. Cool as an abbreviation cracked me up. So did all the female suspects throwing themselves at this Private Eye.

I loved the last minute save where..should I say it?..no, well just know that this Private Eye has one last trick up his sleeve as a legal adviser. He manages to save the day in court, just how I won't say!
Stven
Nov 17, 2015 Stven rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A typical scamper through the witnesses for Lam & Cool. Added interest with a court case at the end where Donald Lam advises the defense attorney on courtroom strategy.
Tim Schneider
Jun 05, 2012 Tim Schneider rated it really liked it
Say what you will about the Cool and Lam novels. They tend to be formulaic. There's never any doubt as to how they'll end. This one dipped deeeep in to the arena of Perry Mason.

But there's one positive thing they'll always do. Keep you turning the pages. I literally lost sleep over this book which is a really rare event. I just had to find out what Donald Lam was going to pull next. To be fair, I figured most of this one out about the same time he did. But it was still a page-turner...which abo
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GRV
Nov 26, 2015 GRV rated it it was ok
Shelves: out-of-my-shelf
BEWARE THE CURVES

Rating 2.5/5

Enjoyed up to first 80 pages or so.

After that it became pretty normal.

Not up to the mark.
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