The Case of the Hesitant Hostess Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "What's your price?" Martha Lavina asked Perry Mason, crossing her knees and adjusting her skirt. — "I haven't any." — "All right, I'll put it this way. What's your client's price?" — "I don't think he has any." — "Don't be silly, Mr. Mason. There's a price for everything in the world. Now, what do you want?" — "An acquittal." — "Mr. Mason," she sa... more »id, "let's not mince matters. When you get me back on the stand Monday morning, I'll crucify your client."
"So what do you suggest?" Mason asked.
Martha Lavina looked at him steadily. There was curiosity and a certain amount of admiration in her eyes. But no fear.