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Crows Can't Count

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

 
Crows Can't Count by Erle Stanley Gardner (as A. A. Fair), a Cool and Lam mystery, complete and unabridged.

"Lam couldn't be better and Bertha Cool gracefully supplies backstage obbligato of screams and objurgations. Plot excellent; track fast. Verdict: A-1" - The Saturday Review

Murder comes in many sizes. If you are a detective your job is to wrap it up, in a neat bundle. Sometimes you do. But, sometimes, you run out of string.
This was one of those times. Donald Lam knew there was one person with the key to a murder, a man named Murindo. Then Lam heard this: "Murindo is dead. In little pieces, he is dead."
In other words - murder by dynamite! This was a new bundle - but, after the explosion, there was nothing left to wrap up...

"More hornet-nesting, as Donald Lam investigates a spendthrift trust, and gets involved with murder, emeralds, a talking crow, Colombian mines and antiques, and three elusive women. Bertha's shrieks to high heaven and Donald's corner-cutting combine to a successful finish for their firm. Nimble." - Kirkus

2012 Jul. 16: several minor errors corrected

Genre: Mystery    

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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
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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 (Mm)
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   



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