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Bachelors Get Lonely (Bertha Cool and Donald Lam)
Bachelors Get Lonely - Bertha Cool and Donald Lam Author:Erle Stanley Gardner, A. A. Fair "You're bait. You're window undressing." — Stripper Daffidill Lawson thought it over for a moment. "Tell me more." — "You check into the motel," Donald Lam said. "I'll be half a block away watching your room through binoculars. You forget to pull the shade and start stripping - slowly. If anybody show... more »s up and starts watching, I'll turn on a red light. If you see that red light, you move slowly over to the telephone and call the police."
"Then the police come and catch him, and then they knock on your door and say, 'Lady, you shouldn't undress with the curtains up.'"
"And what do I say?"
"You tell them," Donald said, "that your agent thought if you could hold a murderer spellbound until the police arrived, it would be a service to humanity and swell publicity."« less