Dirk Blake is in a tug of war with his wife over their daughter Button. He feels she is an unfit mother. He asked Vince Rome to obtain info to be used to fight his wife. Dirk is charged with murdering Vince after they are seen fighting.
Jason Foster is running for senator but his sister, who he takes care of, is determined to cause him problems. She has fallen for the stepson of Jason's opponent. However, when the stepson is murdered, it is Jason's wife who is charged.
While wealthy Mona Stanton Harvey is away, her husband tries to get access to $10,000 to pay a blackmailer. He uses his model to concoct his own blackmail scheme but it backfires when the model is murdered and Mona is charged with it.
Bruce Jay works as a secretary for the old curmudgeon, Abner Gordon, who has promised him $50,000. When Abner is killed, the spotlight is on his niece at the beginning as she shot him. But he was dead beforehand, so Bruce is charged.
Marie Claudel trails her husband to the USA from France, as he left her and illegally married a wealthy heiress. When he is killed, she is charged as everyone begs Perry to help her. He must contend with very daffy and devious people.
Joanna Monford is a nurse tending to Rick Scott in Mexico. When Rick's brother appears saying there are problems with their Uncle, Rick decides to return to L.A. and marry Joanna but the uncle is killed and Joanna is charged.
Paul's friend, Bill Jaris, and his brother are fighting the matron of their town to keep their bowling alley open. She uses a health outbreak as an excuse to close it but the country health inspector is murdered. Bill is charged.
While in Europe, Perry makes a side trip to meet the girlfriend of a family friend who is in the Army. He meets an interesting group of characters. When an officer is murdered, his friend is a suspect and Perry helps unravel the mystery.
Movie producer Anthony Fry returns from Mexico supposedly engaged to aspiring actress Kathy Anders. In reality, she is trying to clear her father, who Fry claimed worked drunk on a film. When Fry is murdered, Kathy is seen leaving the site.
Reba Burgess has kept a small mine functioning, which helps keep the locals at Burgess, California working, based on diamonds she found herself. When her dead husbands ex-partner returns, he wants half the diamonds but, instead, is killed.
Roy Galen is the head of the probation department so, when his friend's husband is arrested, he agrees to help by asking to have him examined. The husband says Roy is having an affair with his wife so, when she is killed, he is charged.
Minerva Doubleday asks Paul to complete a secretive deal for her uncle involving the sale of a rare coin. Paul follows the instructions but finds himself at the uncle's shop where he stumbles into Minerva over a man shot to death.
The gorgeous Dianne Adler is a friend of Della who has quit her job when a man signed her to a modeling contract that Perry discovers allows the agent to take half of any money she comes into. When the agent is murdered she is charged.
Adam Conrad, a junior engineer for a construction firm having cost issues, is uncovering issues with boss Joe Marshall. Joe frames Adam for embezzling causing Adam to go looking for Joe. Joe is murdered with Adam seen leaving the scene.
Backwoods Amy Jo Jennings arrives in LA to start a singing career. She is spotted by an agent who signs the naive girl to a contract. In reality she is a wealthy target the agent takes advantage of. When he is killed, she is charged.
Lona Upton is tired of hearing her half-sister memorialize her dead husband so when Maxine Nichols arrives to return Lona's purse, she takes in Maxine as a friend. After Maxine steals a necklace and is murdered, Lona is charged with it.
Lucille Forrest returns home after a year in Europe. Her husband died a year earlier and her son was killed before that. She believes her son was murdered and wants revenge. However, she is charged with killing the man she thinks did it.
Clyde Darrell is a young rising accountant at a company where the CEO's secretary has fallen in love with him. When she learns Clyde loves the niece of the CEO, she turns on him. After they have argued, she is found murdered.
While in Hawaii to check on property for a hotel development, Perry is asked to help Anona Gilbert, who owns a critical piece of property. Her fiancé, who is involved in a scheme involving the land, breaks their engagement and is murdered.
Betty Kaster is offered the chance to live with her professor and his wife, who is recovering from an accident. She becomes suspicious that he may try to harm his wife who is set to inherit $2,000,000. When he is murdered, she is charged.
Larry Germaine, A.D.A. to Burger, has a girl friend with expensive tastes. She is disliked by his mother and becomes a tool to make it look like Larry is messing with a legal case. He is seen over her body stabbed with his mother's prop.
Italian Paulo Porro is seeing the sites and getting around by visiting Italian families. He says he is a friend of the family from Italy. He visits the Bacio family which stirs up a family feud. The elder Bacio is killed and he is charged.
Reggie Lansfield is an aspiring actress Paul meets. She is game for stunts that will get her recognized so she is game to fill in for a famous woman swimmer who is too ill to swim. The stunt blows up with the woman killed and her charged.
A frustrated Helen Kendall is living with her Aunt Matilda. She receives a call one night from a man claiming to be Matilda's husband, who has been missing for 10 years. Perry goes with her to meet him but they find another man - dead.
Danny Talbert, a LA cop, resigns when a mobster he is investigating contacts his family after Danny's dad dies. Danny's brother, Carl, works in his club and has been in trouble before. Danny is seen by Perry leaving the dead man's cabin.
Peter Warren owns a novelty company and is divorcing his wife, who has developed a gambling habit. She becomes involved in a scheme to pass chips at Nevada casinos with evidence Peter made them. When she is murdered, Peter is charged.
Herbie Cornwall is a retired baseball player who is now working as a shoe insert salesman and not doing well while his gorgeous wife is an accountant at a store. After a fire in her office, she is murdered and her husband is charged.
Perry helps Josephine Kempton after Della buys the diary of a girl who committed suicide. Her ex-boss has been telling people she is a thief so she sued. Perry has to rescue her from a gorilla trapping her with her dead boss.
Ward Toyama is approached by a man claiming to be a government agent asking Ward to use his father's export business to help in a secret project. Ward comes to find the man is a first mate on a ship. When he is murdered, Ward is charged.
Dorrie Ambler breaks into Perry's office so he can verify who she is. She won't give details but says she is mixed up in some scheme. Della spots a gun in her purse. When the man who hired her is killed, she is charged. But, who is she?