With Perry Mason away in Europe, his friend Ken Kramer takes on the case of Lona Upton, accused of murdering Maxine Nichols who was found dead in the park across the street from where she was staying. Maxine was a thief and had only just recently been released from prison. She had weaseled her way into the home of Amy Reid and had quickly become friends with Amy's half-sister Lona Upton. Lona tired of hearing about her sister Amy's constant attention to the death of her husband in the Catalina channel five years earlier is glad to have the companionship of Maxine. Maxine had known Amy's husband when she was a cocktail waitress on Catalina. Maxine steals a necklace from Amy's safe that turned out to be just a cheap paste imitation. When Kramer establishes a connection between Maxine and Amy Reid's dead and much revered husband Dion, it leads to the identity of the killer. Written by
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The last of six episodes that don't include Raymond Burr as the attorney of record. As in the others, Perry/Raymond is replaced by another attorney/actor. In this episode, Barry Sullivan plays the defense attorney Ken Kramer. Raymond apparently fell ill when this episode was filmed. See more