Lost for more than 75 years, this was meant to be the second Cool and Lam book but got shelved when Gardner’s publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool’s tendency to “talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people.” The cover is a brand new painting by Robert McGinnis of modern-day pin-up icon Dita von Teese
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Run with the wild ones in a wilderness of flesh — where love is purely sex, where a week-end orgy is just good clean fun, where the closest thing to home is the embrace of a stranger
Where did she belong, this kid called Erin? What did she want? Was it what Bruno had to offer? The casual kicks of San Francisco’s Beatnik underworld…
Miami Goes On Red Alert When Mike Shayne Meets A Flaming-Haired Reporter — With Ideas To Match
Private Eye Rick Holman zeros in on a Hollywood movie colony… as he tries to find out why a babe built for love ends up lonely… and dead!
She was a well-stacked blonde who ran a jive joint that specialized in cool jazz — and hot corpses
Rick Holman joins a coven of swinging Hollywood Satanists and find himself in a witches’ brew that leads from magic to orgies to murder!
She was a beautiful belly dancer and her swinging ways nearly send Danny Boyd to an early grave!
Theirs Was A Mixed Marriage, He Conservative, Ivy League, Protestant, And She Liberal, Beautiful, Jewish