Beware the Curves Author:Erle Stanley Gardner A Bertha Cool and Donald Lam story. — "You think there's nothing I can do?" Stella asked. Then she hooked her hand in the neck of her blouse and jerked. The fabric tore. She took the hem of her skirt in both hands and ripped it halfway up to her waist. "Ever hear of criminal assault?" — Stella Karis walked around to the side of the car that was aw... more »ay from the road. It didn't take her sixty seconds to change from the torn blouse and skirt to other clothes.
"You have the dinner date," she said. "I am also going to worm information out of you."
"Wiles," she said. "Seductive charm. Perhaps liquor."
"Suppose we can;t get two separate cabins," I asked. "Could we-?"
"We could not."
"Could we," I continued, "stay in separate motels?"
She smiled. "I misjudged you, Donald. We could."« less