Perry Mason is taken by surprise while working late one night when a beautiful blond enters his office from the balcony. When Perry turns on the lights, she quickly tosses her revolver into a flower pot next door. She claims to be Virginia Colfax, a secretary who works in the office next door. She says she had to make a quick exit when her boss' wife showed up unexpectedly. The next day, the man from the office next door, Ed Garvin, consults Perry on a proxy battle with his ex-wife. He also assures Perry that he has only recently re-married and is certainly not having an affair with an attractive blond. When Garvin returns to his office he finds the gun which he locks in his desk as he must leave. When Perry determines that his quickie Mexican divorce may not be legal, he tells Garvin and his mew bride to go to Mexico and stay there until he can figure out just what is going on. The next thing Perry hears is that the first Mrs. Garvin has been found murdered in San Diego and Ed has ... Written by
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The credit provided for Joan Tabor's character is her alias, Virginia Colfax, not her true name, Helen Bynum. See more
Perry learns through Paul that a hotel in Mexico turns off its clock chimes after ten at night. Perry is a previous guest at that hotel and would already know that. See more
Oh, but I had an ulterior purpose in trying to find her.
I was intrigued when Mr. Garvin said there was another Della Street. I thought you were the only one in the world.