When the beautiful girlfriend of a notorious gangster vanishes, it’s up to P.I. Donald Lam to get to the bottom of her disappearance — and of a mining scam, an illegal casino operation, a double homicide, and an opportunity for an enterprising private eye to make a small fortune...if he can just stay alive long enough to cash in!
- Erle Stanley Gardner is the creator of "Perry Mason" and one of the most popular American authors of all time, with over 100 million books sold
- TOP OF THE HEAP — a thrilling hardboiled detective story from Gardner’s legendary "Cool & Lam" series — is appearing in print for the first time in more than 30 years
- "The best-selling author of the century...a master storyteller."
- — The New York Times
- "Among his many other virtues, Erle Stanley Gardner is surely the finest constructor of hyper-intricate puzzles in evidence..."
- — Anthony Boucher, The New York Times Book Review
- "An ingenious story."
- — Kirkus Reviews
- "One of the best in the series...You can only love a book where everyone gets exactly what they deserve in triplicate."
- — Karen Ellington, The Mystery Read