By Parnell Hall
"What's mistaken with me?" is the idea that crosses Stanley Hastings's brain while he will get his first paying shopper. Stanley has totally no real interest in being a P.I., yet good day, he must pay the money owed. The amateur P.I.'s first sufferer . um . customer is Marvin Nickleson, an ex-husband at the rampage. Stanley's first activity turns out easy-just get an image of Nickleson's ex-wife with one other man-until . good . he unearths her lifeless AS A DOORNAIL. The homicide weapon? In Stanley's motor vehicle, in fact. Stanley's moment case is to save lots of his personal conceal. what is going to this aspiring-writer-turned-detective do?
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Boring. He has a business. It's called the Hollywood Talent Scout Modeling Agency. " Drake asked. "Get a line on him," Mason said, "and I'm particularly interested in knowing if he is cultivating some millionaire who has a penchant for young women. If you find any millionaires in the guy's background, I'd like to know about them. " "Here's another angle of the same picture," Mason said. "Dianne Alder, about twenty-four, with lots of this and that and these and those, blonde, blue-eyed, with lots and lots of figure.
Exactly," Mason said. "There were outside sources of income which Boring felt would materialize. Now then, something happened between Friday night and Saturday noon to make him feel those sources of income were not going to materialize. " "But he must have had something in mind, Mr. Mason. " "That's right," Mason said. "There was something that he had found out about; something he wanted to share in; something he was willing to put up money on so he could hold you in line. " she asked. Mason said, "There are two things we can do.
It hasn't been determined that he has any property. No one seems to know very much about him. "Dianne Alder has given up a job. She's putting on weight--that's like rowing out of a bay when the tide is running out. It's mighty easy to go out but when you turn around and try to come back, you have to fight every inch of the way. "Suppose that some Saturday morning the hundred dollars isn't forthcoming. Suppose she rings the telephone of Harrison T. " "Yes," Della Street said, "I can see where that would put Dianne in an embarrassing predicament.
Client (Stanley Hastings Mystery, Book 5) by Parnell Hall