In Hawaii, doing work for a hotel chain that is thinking of acquiring prime beach front property, Perry Mason and Paul Drake find themselves involved in a murder. Jarvis Logan owns the beach front property on each side of a small point out in the bay that is owned by a trust for Anona Gilbert, which he oversees. Douglas Kelland is a beachcomber and avid surfer who is engaged to the beautiful Anona Gilbert. He suddenly breaks off his engagement when it is revealed he is still married to Dolly Jameson. He's found something important on the property Perry has been looking into, important enough for someone to kill him with a spearfishing gun. Paul Drake saw Anona running away from the murder scene after she had been asked to come there by Douglas, and Perry defends her at the preliminary hearing. A simple feather provides the clue needed to identify the murderer. Written by
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As if using non-Polynesian actors wasn't bad enough, some of the locations used to simulate Hawaiian scenes were so Hollywood. The house where Perry and Paul meet Mr. Logan appears to be The Magic Castle in North Hollywood, with the Hollywood Hills in the background. See more
[after giving Paul and Perry each a lei and a kiss
That's the Hawaiian way of showing gratitude and affection. And I set one aside for Doug, too, as thanks for what he was intending to do for me before he was killed.
I suggest you find one more, Anona, for someone who also did all he could for you.