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Perry's fishing trip to Scotland is interrupted by seven-year-old Peggy Smith. Peggy is living at a boarding school and searching for her identity since she has no idea who her real parents are. After searching into the matter, Perry comes to believe that Peggy is the daughter of Clark Lawson and Margaret Jeffers Lawson. Margaret was the daughter of wealthy Courtney Jeffers who disowned her after she eloped with Clark. Both parents died shortly after Peggy was born. Jeffers, a mean and miserable old man, has his heart warmed after meeting Peggy and changes his will to leave everything to her. The next day, he is found dead, killed by a blow from a poker.moreless
Womanizing playboy Loring Lamont has his sights set on Arlene Ferris, his father's shapely secretary. He lures her to his beachfront bachelor pad with seduction on his mind. Arlene slaps the rotter and flees taking Loring's car back into town. Things then go from bad to worse for poor Arlene. After her departure someone stabs Loring to death and she's suspect number one.moreless
In what first looks like suicide, washed-up pianist David Carpenter's car goes off a steep cliff. When it is determined that he was murdered, his beautiful protege, Donna Ross, comes under suspicion by the police.
Lester Martin's life takes a horrible turn for the worse when a man breaks into his apartment, forces him at gun-point to drink half a bottle of Scotch, and then drives him into the country. Lester's circumstances then go from bad to worse when he's charged with the murder of his step-father who was trying to takeover the family boat company.moreless
Hard-luck Claude Demay was sent up for six years in prison for starting a fire in a warehouse containing the valuable Nathan Claver art collection. After his release, Demay devises a plan to expose the real criminal, Leonard Voss, and prove his innocence. He tediously weaves a perfect imitation of a valuable tapestry supposedly lost in the fire and barters this tapestry to Voss in exchange for an original Buddah statue. Demay knows that the statue will prove that the collection was not destroyed in the fire and will expose Voss as the real criminal. Unfortunately, Voss is murdered before the trade takes place and Demay is arrested for another crime he didn't commit.moreless
Paul travels to a small California town where because of a festival all men must wear beards. The detective tries to locate missing money which a former bank president embezzled and finds it... along with a dead body. Perry arrives on the scene in order to straighten things out.
Perry defends Richard Hammond, who is charged with killing his lawyer's former girlfriend by running over her with the lawyer's car.
A circus clown is charged with the murder of its owner when a real gun is slipped to him during am act.