Celebrity Richard Bennett gets Jessica to bid for him in San Francisco on suicided fellow star friend Evangeline's diary to destroy it. Before the auction she witnesses security guard Albert Cromwell reporting to auctioneer William Readford a failed offer of $5,000 to steal it for Evangeline's therapist Dr. Sylvia Dunn. At the auction, Richard's corpse is found in an armoire. SFPD Lt. Casey nearly arrests Jessica, speculating his check was made out in her name, but still doesn't do after Readford is found murdered too just when Jessica comes return to him the diary she found in the secret compartment of a chess set she privately bought from him. Dodgy P.I. Harland 'Harry' McGraw takes it on himself to 'offer for sale' a photocopy of the diary. Meanwhile Jessica follows up on people mentioned in the diary, finds out who had it auctioned and... Written by
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Jean Vander Pyl, the voice of Wilma Flintstone, has a cameo appearance in the opening scene, playing a fan requesting an autograph. See more
While Dr. Dunn is in Jessica's hotel room ranting to Jessica about people she feels are out to get her, she searches the room for listening devices. After Dr. Dunn searches both the phone receiver & a flower arrangement on a table near the door, a boom mic (listening device) can be seen in the mirror behind her. It looks like it's practically on top of her head. Lol. See more
[to Jessica Fletcher
If murder were a disease, you'd be contagious.