Flavia Pierce, fashion designer, and her husband/partner Charles appear on a celebrity television show to promote their upcoming preview of the new line. They argue over a proposed business deal with another designer, Henry De Garmo, which Flavia rejects on the air. She suspects the deal will benefit one of Charles' favorite models, Hope Sutherland. Henry contacts Flavia's brother, George Halliday, to see if George can influence his sister. Charles consults Perry Mason about the situation letting him review the contract as well as the couples prenuptial agreement which shows she kept the rights to her name. Hope gives Charles a bottle of champagne to celebrate the preview, after which she plans to leave the firm. Flavia drinks some of the champagne to take a pill and falls to the floor in a couple of minutes. She makes a dying declaration to her assistant, Leona Durant, that Charles has poisoned her. Charles is arrested, and Perry questions whether the death is murder or suicide. Written by
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It was Emerson who said, "If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door." You are looking at a kind of better mousetrap right now... and the world of dress design is beating a path to this salon in Southern California.