After LAPD officer Harry Marburg is shot in the stockroom of the Clune Galleries, the owner, Francis Clune, is suspected of the crime and the police are obviously out to get him. The officer was there investigating an art theft which Clune said he reported to the police. Lt. Drumm and Sgt. Deke Bradley, to whom Marburg reported, tell Perry Mason that no such call was ever made to them. At a new gallery opening, Clune's assistant, Bobbi Dane, is nearly kidnapped by two thugs but is injured and subsequently disappears from her hospital room. At the same time, Paul has gone to work for Olaf Deering, who runs a trucking firm that has had three hijackings of trucks with expensive cargo. He drives a rig on a secret route but an attempt is still made to steal his truck and cargo. When Clune and Bobbi are charged with Marburg's murder, it's up to Perry to find the connection with the series of truck hijackings and stolen art from the San Francisco area. It leads him to the real killer. Written by
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This is based on the same book as one of season 1's shows, The Case of The Moth-Eaten Mink. See more
There are two goofs in the scene shot in the San Francisco truck depot. One of the cameras has a large smudge on the lens, and the wall clock reads 12:28 even though the scene takes place early in the morning. See more
[entering a room after hearing gunshots
Francis? Francis, are you here?