Gwynn Elston, a door-to-door encyclopedia saleswoman, is staying at the home of her friend, Nell Grimes. While making a sale at another house, she discovers that Nell's husband, Felton Grimes, has another wife, who knows him as Frank Gillette. She lets it slip that she knows about this when Grimes makes a pass at her, and then goes to Perry because she thinks Grimes may have tried to poison her to keep her quiet. She then thinks she is being followed when she goes back to the home of Grimes' other wife. Though Gwynn starts to believe she may be overreacting, Perry learns that there really was strychnine in the drink Grimes had given her. When Grimes is found dead in the yard of Mrs. Gillette's neighbor, Gwynn is charged with his murder and Perry defends her. To solve the mystery, Perry looks into the mystery of Grimes' father, who died only two days earlier. Written by
Did You Know?
The victim drives a highly modified 1963 Buick Riveria which was built by George Barris, a well known (at the time) custom car builder. The car was original built for Barris's own use but was also used in movies and TV. In 1964 it was used in the movie For Those Who Think Young
(1964). See more
Gwyn tastes a finger full of the full fluid from the bottom of the sink after she pours out the suspicious fluid. Since the lethal dose of Strychnine is only 60mg for humans, sampling it like that was very dangerous. And probably should have at least made her sick. Strychnine is a very dangerous poison. See more
[as a tea kettle starts to whistle
I'm coming, I'm coming. Keep your hat on.