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Crows Can't Count

(1946)
(A book in the Donald Lam and Bertha Cool series)
A novel by

 
 
Yet another complex whodunit starring Donald Lamb, the pint-sized detective with the "big" brain and his outsized, money-loving business partner Bertha Cool. Beginning with an innocuous inquiry into a hocked pendent, the pace picks up fairly fast with an unexpected murder, the mysterious appearance of dazzling precious gems, and of all the unusual characters, a pet crow with a penchant for glittering objects. In almost "Bond" style, the scene shifts to Colombia with its twisting mountain roads, steamy jungles, gold and gem mines, and an inscrutable and menacing police chief. Unraveling tortuous plots is Donald's specialty, and this one is no different. An exciting read, and for those used to Earle Stanley Gardener's Perry Mason with his perspicacity and trained legal mind, Gardner in his A.A. Fair avatar, sketches his protagonist Donald Lamb very differently. Also trained as a lawyer and no less sharp-witted than Mason, yet a total contrast.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for A A Fair's Crows Can't Count

Hardback Editions

September 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Crows Can't Count
Author(s): A A Fair
ISBN: 0-85617-255-3 / 978-0-85617-255-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

November 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Crows Can't Count
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner, A A Fair
ISBN: 0-380-70947-3 / 978-0-380-70947-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Crows Can't Count
Author(s): A A Fair
Publisher: Hauraki Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Crows Can't Count
Author(s): Erle Stanley Gardner
Publisher: SSP
Availability: Amazon