Charles Brewster, Vice President of of the business management firm Hyatt, Brewster and Hyatt, is an embezzler having spent $300,000 of clients funds. He put the expenditures through the company accounts but destroyed the evidence. Martin Ellis, comptroller for the firm, was convicted of the crime as he had no proof Brewster is the culprit. Jonathan Hyatt knows Brewster is guilty but he is married to the elder Hyatt's daughter Valerie, an alcoholic. Ellis' wife Carolyn Pulaski Ellis approaches Perry Mason after she receives a roll of microfilm with copies of the bills that disappeared. When Brewster is found dead, Martin Ellis is charged with murder and Perry defends him. The case is difficult because Brewster's ring has blood from where he hit Ellis in the face as Ellis visited Brewster before he was murdered and the Ellis marriage is found to be invalid.
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It all adds up, Dad. Oh, it adds up beautifully.
Miss Kirby, I want to see Mr. Brewster the moment he comes in.