Rating: Weighted - 7.65 / Average - 7.6 of 10 (14 votes)
Writing as "A.A. Fair", Erle Stanley Gardner wrote 29 novels starring "The Unlikely Duo" of stout, widowed, 60-ish 'tec agency owner Bertha Cool and her leg man, 5-foot-6 disbarred lawyer Donald Lam. (Technically, there are only 28 Lam novels...he is away at war during Cats Prowl at Night and Bertha carries on without him.)
"He's a tender-hearted Lothario with an eye for the ladies and a nose for trouble. She's a no-nonsense businesswoman, broad in the beam and tough as nails. Together they run the hottest detective agency in L.A.-- making death their livelihood in the gritty, naked city."