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On the night of his wedding to Della Street, criminal lawyer Perry Mason is kidnapped by Eva Belter, who wants him to to take care of a scandal involving her and politician Peter Milnor. Perry visits the editor of Spicy Bits , the scandal sheet threatening to publish the story, and discovers that millionaire stockbroker George C. Belter, the real owner of the paper, wants the story published to punish his wife. When she learns this, she threatens Belter with a gun and shoots at him. He falls to the ground, and thinking that she has killed him, she runs away. She calls Perry to the murder scene where he finds a second bullet. After some investigation, Perry figures out that the murder was actually committed after Eva left the room by Belter's nephew Carl Griffin. Griffin killed Belter himself when he learned that Eva thought she had killed him. In fact, Eva's bullet had not even come close, but Griffin knew that Belter had changed his will, making Griffin his heir. In order to keep the housekeeper Mrs. Veito and her daughter Norma quiet about hearing two shots, Griffin agreed to marry Norma. With the murder wrapped up, Perry gets to night court just in time to stop Della from annulling their marriage and the two head off for a belated honeymoon at Pinehurst Lodge.