Out on his boat late one evening, Perry rescues an attractive young blond, Diana Carter, who he sees fleeing a German Shepherd dog pursuing her. She was running from the home of Addison Powell who was once married to her aunt, Elvira Simmons, and is believed by some in her family, especially her uncle, Henry Simmons, to have killed her. Diana thinks she now has the proof - a note in a bottle - that will lead to Powell's conviction but Perry reads the note and tells her it can't be real. The next morning when he meets Della, she tells him about the excitement the night before when $50,000 worth of jewelry was taken from Addison Powell's home. He then realizes he was the accomplice described in the news reports. Diana's Uncle Henry comes to Perry to defend Diana on the theft charges. Perry gets her out without bail and tells her to stay at home. When Powell is later found dead, Diana is charged with murder and Perry defends her. His work is delayed by the police who won't allow him ...
Did You Know?
This episode is based on the novel, "Case of the Negligent Nymph" by Erle Stanley Gardner, originally published in 1950. See more
When Diana jumped into the water she the bottle with the note she didn't have it when she was swimming to the boat. When she got to the boat she had the bottle. See more
Diana, it's a surefire bestseller. What's the title?
I owe that to you, Mr. Mason. You discovered Paul for me. The Amorous Adventures of Paul Lake, Private Eye.