The Case Of the Reluctant Model Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "You're going to have to go to work, Paul," said Della Street. "Perry's taken a button and sewn a vest on it." — "Della's right, Paul," Mason said. "It's like the old phony jewelry store bad-check racket." — "Who's the victim?" — "Otto Olney." — "Not on that painting deal?" Drake asked. "Is the painting phony?" — "No, the painting is absolutely genui... more »ne. But I have a hunch the witness is going to disappear. If that happens, everyone will know that Perry Mason was played for a sucker."
"Well," Drake said thoughtfully, "It's a damned good vest button and it may fit on a vest. How do we start finding out?"
And Perry's instinct was right. They had set him up for a sucker, but they hadn't allowed for his suspicious nature or for murder!« less