Light-hearted pilot for a proposed CBS detective series featuring character created by Erle Stanley Gardner (under the pseudonym of A.A. Fair). Penny-pinching, rotund Bertha Cool runs a detective agency while her dimunitive junior partner Donald Lam provides the legs and padded expense account. In the pilot, Lam's investigation of infidelity leads to murder. Written by
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Creator Erle Stanley Gardner introduces the Cool & Lam pilot episode on the Perry Mason office set. He wrote a total of 29 Cool & Lam novels under the name A. A. Fair. The pilot is based on his 1940 book "Turn on the Heat". See more