"This smooth and easy entry in [Gardner's] Cool and Lam detective series, now reissued with a classic—but brand new—cover by legendary paperback artist Robert McGinnis." --Publishers Weekly
“A good read...I recommend picking up a copy of this from Hard Case Crime” -- Black Gate
"This reissue of THE COUNT OF 9 serves as a reminder of both what we had and what we lost in the golden era of paperbacks, right down to the new and eye-riveting cover by the incomparable Robert McGinnis. It is required reading for any fan of hard-boiled detective fiction who is interested in where the wellspring of his or her favorite novels came from, at least in part." -- BookReporter
"The Count of 9 exudes mid-century American cool, with loads of snappy dialogue." -New York Journal of Books
"A classic vintage mystery that modern readers would never encounter except for its reissuance here from Hard Case Crime."- Bookgasm
One of the best-selling authors of all time, Erle Stanley Gardner's greatest creations include crusading attorney Perry Mason (star of more than eighty novels, a TV series and TV movies) and the hardboiled detective team of Bertha Cool and Donald Lam, who appeared in more than two dozen adventures. An attorney himself, Gardner also founded the Court of Last Resort, a group that investigated criminal cases they believed had ended in wrong convictions.