Give 'em the Ax
Erle Stanley Gardner
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Give 'em the Ax by Erle Stanley Gardner (as A. A. Fair), a Cool and Lam mystery, complete and unabridged.
From the jacket:
The Rimley Rendezvous was the kind of back-street bistro where a tired businessman could drop in for a pick-up, no questions asked. Deep carpets and subdued lights gave the place an air of clandestine class. And solicitous waiters catered to the customer's every whim.
All these comforts added up to a steep cover charge, especially since blackmail figured as the major part of the tab.
It was a very lucrative business…until a murderer cut into the profits…and left his ax in Donald Lam's car.
The team of Cool and Lam are at their fast-talking, fast-moving best in this tough tale of suicide, blackmail and murder.
Love these old a a fair books!
Most don't know these Erle Stanley Gardner books written under name of A A Fair. First read one in 1974 when I was a kid after we found a few in my grandpa's house after he died. Never could find another until I found on iBook! Wish they had the whole series.