The body of a woman is discovered in a parked car, beaten to death. Friday and Smith suspect the woman's husband. He protests his innocence but his alibi doesn't satisfy the lawmen.
An elderly gentleman reports that his wallet, containing a large sum, has been lost. When the Dragnet team of Friday and Smith investigate, the wallet surfaces -- without the money; the supposed owner now disavows all knowledge of the item.
Sergeant Friday and Officer Smith find their festive season taking a dark turn when the body of a young woman is discovered in the courtyard of a church. Witnesses report seeing her drinking heavily in the company of friends not long before her death. Clues lead the intrepid detectives to a likely suspect -- who proves too inebriated to resist.moreless
When divorcee Florence Dickson is found stabbed to death, her daughter doesn't seem to respond as Sergeant Friday and Officer Smith would expect. They're perturbed when the 16-year-old girl, Roberta, seems more focused on her collection of dolls than on her mother's death. Things take a darker turn when "graves" in the garden are found, containing mutilated dolls.moreless