|December 21,1957  "The
Case of the Baited Hook"
StoryErle Stanley Gardner's 1940 novel
First, Perry gets $2,000 in cash and
one half of a $10,000 bill as a retainer in case his
services are needed to defend a mysterious, veiled woman.
Then, in one of the most macabre scenes ever on the show,
he finds a wide-eyed corpse in a closet. But Perry's got
a miserable cold and would rather be in bed. Della comes
to the rescue. She nurses the pajama-clad lawyer in front
of his fireplace, and we get to see his apartment for the
Abigail Esther LeedsGeraldine Wall
Carol Alice Leeds/Carol StanleyJudith Braun
Albert TydingsGeorge Neise
Paul's operative, JackMaurice McEndree