A beachcomber finds a bottle with a note on the beach. The note accuses the nephew George Alder of Agatha Alder of killing her on the yacht Sea Witch. He takes a copy of the note to George Alder hoping for a small payoff. While he and Alder discuss the issue, Alder's drunk wife Karen enters the room looking for more alcohol. George calls in his secretary Sally Fenner to remove his drunk wife. After the incident Sally quits fed up with George's treatment of people. That night Sally enters the closely guarded house to recover the note but knocks over a lamp drawing the attention of the guard and his dog. She runs down the beach into the ocean to escape as the guard fires his gun and releases the dog. Perry and Paul in Perry's boat seeing her race to rescue her. She shows Perry the note but claims she took nothing else not realizing George's dead body was in the room. The next day the police are after her for murder as Perry has Della hide her while he investigates the evidence including... Written by
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The murder victim's body lay behind a sofa, where it could not be seen without a search of the murder room. It was in the best interests of the defendant for this to be established, but Perry failed to bring it up during his examination of Lt. Tragg. See more
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