The deceased father of Alice Trilling left behind a strange will. His successful toy company would be left to her ONLY if Alice is married or engaged within a year's time. Until then, her wheelchair bound Uncle Harry and a board of directors will run the company. In searching for a husband, Alice has one major problem: she's unattractive and she's the first one to admit it. An artist begins a flirtation and after seeing a portrait he's painted of her, Alice begins to think she could find happiness with him. There's one problem though: nasty old Uncle Harry has been playing matchmaker behind the scenes for reasons of his own. Alice discovers her uncle's perfidy and pushes over his wheelchair. Quickly fleeing the scene, Alice is later arrested when Uncle Harry is found dead. Perry is retained as defense counsel but even he has a tough time in this one because Alice herself thinks she's guilty.moreless
Small town junk dealer/mayoral candidate Mort Lynch gives college dropout Barry Davis a job because he was once close friends with Barry's uncle. Barry and Mort's relationship is uneasy and he's soon the number one suspect when someone bashes Mort's skull with a monkey wrench and it's found in Barry's car. Perry enters the case to defend Barry and discovers that the case hinges on a 20-year-old counterfeiting scheme involving Barry's late uncle and a few "prominent" citizens in the town.moreless
William Sherwood catches glimpses of his wife, who has been dead for five years, and starts drinking again. When she turns up dead a second time, the police arrest him for her murder.
A tabloid reporter accuses a retired chief of burning his own warehouse down. Perry gets involved when the chief is charged with the reporter's murder.
Chemist Randolph James has started a successful company to develop a new antibiotic but his former boss, Hudson Bradshaw, files suit claiming that James developed the formula while in his employ. James' wife, Natalie, then begins selling her stock to Bradshaw which would give him control of the new company. James vows to stop his wife at any cost and she turns up dead. James claims that he was fishing at the time the murder occurred but things turn bad when he can't find the fellow fisherman who can substantiate his story.moreless
A Frenchman, Philippe Bertain, is giving money to an old lady love from his hometown, unaware that she's sharing the cash with her husband. When her husband turns up murdered, Philippe is charged with the crime.
20-year-old Deborah Dearborn has just written a best-selling novel about a cold and calculating woman who bears a strong resemblance to her boyfriend's stepmother. Now Deborah is living at a beach house in Malibu and in the process of selling the rights to her book to a movie producer. Then the stepmother, Stephanie Carew, appears on the scene threatening to sue for libel. Stephanie turns up dead and it initially appears to be an accidental drowning, but the coroner soon confirms that it's murder and Deborah is arrested.moreless
A woman asks Perry to cash winning racing tickets for her. When her ex-employer comes forward and insists that the tickets belong to him, he soon turns up dead and Perry's client is arrested for the murder.
Edward Lewis's increasingly bitter arguments with his father-in-law make him the suspect when the old man is murdered.
An insurance investigator informs a wife that her husband was wrongfully convicted of the crime that he was convicted of. However, then he turns up dead.
Julie Eng needs Perry's help when some precious stones her grandfather left her turn up missing, and the thief who swiped them, Ralph Iverson, ends up dead.
Gwynn Elston's best friend, Nell Grimes, asks her to move in with her due to the fact that Nell's husband, Felton, is often out of town on business. Gwynn, who has a door-to-door sales job, is then astonished to see Felton's picture in someone else's house where he's known as Frank Gillette. Felton, who's really a nasty mother, tries to poison Gwynn, when she confronts him but she survives and runs to Perry for help. Then Felton is found shot to death and things go from bad to worse for poor Gwynn--she gets arrested for the crime.moreless