Larry Germaine is a young lawyer working for Hamilton Burger as an Assistant District Attorney. He's taken up with fast company however in the form of Carina Wileen, who loves to party and spend money. He really can't afford her lifestyle and Burger questions the choices he's made. Larry has decided not to pursue a criminal fraud complaint scientist Jack Randall has filed against Brady Duncan. When Burger begins to questions his ethics, Larry does not react well. His mother, Mignon Germaine, is also against his relationship with Carina, even visiting her at her home to get her to leave her son alone. Mignon has a nightclub act at the Club Caribe centered around voodoo mysticism. When she sees Carina at the club she stabs a voodoo doll in front of her and the girl collapses. It's only later when Larry visits Carine in the hospital that he is found by a nurse standing over Carine's body with a dagger stabbed through her chest. It's left to Perry Mason to sort out the killer from who ... Written by
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The murder victim is poisoned with a combination of alcohol and barbiturates. He/she passes from seeming mild intoxication to a sudden coma, which is not symptomatic of that kind of poisoning. See more