Kookie's just driven by a hit & run killing 2 people, when a mysterious blonde repeatedly tries to run him off Sunset Boulevard. The crash disfigures the woman, & a witness disappears from the scene with her purse. Hotrodder Kookie was on the way to a hot date, so he'd borrowed Stu's classier ride. The woman's a well-known thesp, her hubby's a well-connected tycoon, so the fuzz put the squeeze on hep-cat Kookie, not the jet setters. PI Stu tries to untangle the web that's ensnared him too.
Switchboard operator Suzanne's brother is missing. Jeff agrees to take the case for free. The brother works as a chauffeur for a woman whose husband died recently in an accident. There are many complications.
Stu goes international to fetch a black vase from duplicitous art dealer, while fending off tight-lipped tough guy Iron Man Brown. An Oklahoma oil tycoon left the seemingly worthless vessel to his English niece and nephew who hire Stu, but won't tell him why they'll pay anything to retrieve it.
Co-ed is murdered on a college campus. Jeff goes undercover as student to protect the daughter of a client. He knows students and faculty have more information that they are holding back and gets pulled into solving the murder.
A boy with a telescope espies a murder being committed in a physician's office across from his family's apartment. Already known for having a fertile imagination, he is not believed when he describes the scene by what he thinks he saw: a man killing a bear.
Ed, a policeman friend of Stu's, gets suspended over bar incident. He asks Stu for help on an investigation of a murder. Ed's girlfriend is somehow involved with the suspect. Girlfriend Jill disappears. The Frankie Ortega Trio plays their version of the show's theme song.
Struggling book publisher learns that he's dead, from a newspaper ad. He hoped he'd be in clover, not a coffin, because he's about to publish a book blowing the whistle on a Latin American dictator. But with his ace editor about to divorce him for dallying with talentless, but shapely female authors, he needs Bailey and Spencer's services. Stu's soon in a spin too: he gets caught in a revolving brunette.
Forlorn hubby prefers to have his wife killed, rather than let her get away with adultery. Tony's tight alibi, & plan to make it look like a burglary gone too far seem perfect. Even when major complications boil up, slick Tony turns them to his advantage. PIs Bailey & Spencer get mired in Tony's La Brea tar-pit, causing their apprentice operative Kookie to go totally Bugs Bunny a la Blanc.
When a client receives a letter from his now deceased serviceman son to complete some unfinished business, Spencer steps in to explore mysterious times the young man spent in Hong Kong with a woman called "Candy."
A California girl is kidnapped while studying in Europe, and Stu is engaged by her absent father. They fly over the pond, and Stu hatches a brilliant con to find the abductors, schmoozing with his suave and debonair French, fine art sensibilities and gendarme friend's help.
An eccentric (Frances Bavier) spends her days happily shoplifting from her own stores. A business manager has hired Spencer to monitor her, fearing her need for thrills might endanger her credibility to sign an upcoming big money deal.
Stu is hired to find a missing girl in Italy. He encounters his driver from when he was in the war. He also befriends a local boy that offers to help in the task. The locals are not very helpful. The full picture is not clear, but the missing girl is related to an ongoing crime. Eventually the crime is found out.
A widow breaks into Jeff's apartment to entice him to prove her husband was murdered, rather than committed suicide. Jeff runs into multiple suspects since the dead man was a philanderer. He also gets kidnapped and warned off of the case. Kookie assists in the tailing of suspects.
Although he is acquitted for lack of evidence of the crime of sedition, Bailey's private investigator's license is revoked and he goes on a drinking spree. He is then recruited by a former friend to conduct business with Communists.
A jewel robbery of rubies takes place in Amsterdam and Jeff is called upon to investigate if they are to be smuggled into the United States. It is found that they were smuggled in a poodle's collar and the agent of a famed actress is suspected.
Stuart is hired by husband and wife Vincent and Helen Blanton, in believing that their wealthy uncle, Cyrus Blanton, is being swindled by his neighbors, who are building a Utopian paradise community called Eden on their vast rural property, Uncle Cyrus joining their cause in adding his property for the community. Outwardly, the community, led by a man calling himself Mr. Paradise, has renounced any form of progress, instead espousing peace and harmony and a "do unto others" philosophy. It also operates as a legal non-profit, the community members who only donate a ...
Stu is about to leave Hawaii when he is caught up in an investigation of counterfeiters. Dan and Kim from Hawaiian Eye make brief appearances. A woman suspected of being a conduit to the crooks falls for Stu. Things get complicated when the woman's friend is someone Stu wants to get to know better for the case.
Man fleeing a murder scene is unaware a pretty runaway is hiding in his backseat. When they arrive at 77 Sunset Strip, Kookie avidly takes in the teenager to protect her from the killers. But the ginchy Carrie doesn't want to hide, she's come to Hollywood to crash the movies and meet Sugarfoot. Bailey & Spencer's sleazy rival, Shamus Legs Carson weasels in on the case when he hears there's a big reward for finding the starstruck teen.
A charity benefit with debutantes of 6 American cities; each is wearing jewelry from a prized collection. A diamond replaced with a fake. Bailey, Kookie, and others are present to protect the jewelry. Miss Augusta (GA) likes Kookie.
Stu's on the lam for 2 murders committed after he tracked the victims down for an acid-tongued talk radio host who's about to ink a big TV deal. Police chief Happy Happerson hunts Stu, while Kookie & company scramble after the other 2 targets on the shock jock's list, before they take the big sleep too. The scandalmonger's Hollywood agent keeps leaving town. Is she the shooter ?
Crime syndicate hires a gambler to layoff racetrack bets to out-of-state bookies to keep the odds from diving. The go-between Lonnie Drew is an old pal of Jeff Spencer, whose help is needed when Drew suspects that he's going to be set up with a briefcase full of hot semolians. It's a boat race scheme, i.e. the other horses' owners are paid to lose to the long-shots backed by the Syndicate.
An opera diva is almost sandbagged on stage, but she doesn't want any gendarmes involved, so her manager hires opera-loving Stu to investigate. Posing as her new paramour, Stu flushes her torch-bearing ex-husband and a hot-tempered tenor out of the scenery as suspects. Kookie almost ankles from his square, undercover assignment as a spear-carrier, but a blonde ingénue from the Bronx keeps him on task.
Seductive widow suspected of offing her husband via an industrial accident, when she goes after PI Jeff Spencer and almost every available (& unavailable) man at her husband's plant. When an anonymous note alleges the worker was murdered, the factory's insurance company hires Jeff to investigate.
Stuart Bailey, his prisoner and four others survive a plane crash and are washed ashore on an isolated island. Exploring their haven, Bailey learns to his horror that within 48 hours, it might turn out to be a death-trap.