Out on his boat late one evening, Perry rescues an attractive young blond, Diane Carter, who he sees fleeing a German Shepherd dog pursuing her. She was running from the home of Addison Powell who was once married to her aunt Elvira Simmons and is believed by some in her family, especially her Uncle Henry Simmons, to have killed her. Diana thinks she now has the proof - a note in a bottle - that will lead to Powell's conviction but Perry reads the note and tells her it can't be real. The next morning when he meets Della she tells him about the excitement the night before when $50,000 worth of jewelry was taken from Addison Powell's home. He then realizes he may be the accomplice described in the news reports. Diane's Uncle Henry comes to Perry to defend Diane on the theft charges. Perry gets her out without bail and tells her to stay at home. When Powell is later found dead, Diane is charged with murder and Perry defends her. His work is delayed by the police who won't allow him ... Written by
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This episode is based on the novel, "Case of the Negligent Nymph" by Erle Stanley Gardner, originally published in 1950. See more
After chasing Diana into the water, the dog has a ball in his mouth when returning to shore. See more
Diana, it's a surefire bestseller. What's the title?
I owe that to you, Mr. Mason. You discovered Paul for me. The Amorous Adventures of Paul Lake, Private Eye.