Turn on the Heat – Erle Stanley Gardner

Happy release day!

Thanks to Titan Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

TURN ON THE HEAT (HCC #131) by Erle Stanley Gardner (out today!)

I love the Hard Case Crime series and I’m so happy to continue reading them!

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

I love the Hard Case Crime series. The hard boiled crime paired with the beautiful covers are just perfect. TURN ON THE HEAT by Erle Stanley Gardner was no different. If you like the pulp fiction type mysteries, then I don’t see why you wouldn’t already be into the Hard Case Crime series, but if you haven’t started, then I highly recommend you do!

With it being such a quick mystery novel, I’ll be brief with my description and review (wouldn’t want to spoil anything). We follow the detective duo Donald Lam and Bertha Cool. These two are an interesting pair and not what you would expect in a noir-type mystery novel. Lam is on a decades old disappearance case that takes a dark turn. With politics in the mix, Lam and Cool find themselves in the middle of more than just a disappearance case.

This isn’t just a mystery but it looks at marriage, political corruption, and secrets within a city. This turns into more of a cat and mouse mystery where both parties involved end up toying with each other and trying to out-smart the other. This was my first HCC book written by Erle Stanley Gardner – I love his writing style. Knowing that Lam and Cool are a series, I’ll definitely look for more books about them!

Overall, if you’re a fan of the Hard Case Crime series, then this will be right up your alley. If you like the old school mysteries, then I’d recommend picking this one up!

 

What HCC books have you read??

–Jess

 

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