Portraying the daily lives of two detectives who solved sexually-based crimes of passion among the ultra-rich people of Palm Beach, Florida. Silk Stalkings is a TV crime drama originally shown on CBS in 1991 as part of the network's late-night Crimetime After Primetime programming package, and rebroadcast on the USA Network. After CBS ended the Crimetime experiment in 1993, the series ran exclusively on USA until its finale in the spring of 1999. The show was created by Stephen J. Cannell.
Chris and Rita investigate the death of Roland Ballentine. After talking to the deceased's doctor, they discover that the man was murdered; Roland had taken amal nitrate--something he would not have done on his own since he knew he had heart problems. Lance and Lorenzo talk to Roland's son Junior, a constant drunk, and his niece Claire. They find that Junior and Roland were sleeping with the same woman, Eve Kinsley--a stripper who worked for Donnie Dog's "Dream Girls". Chris and Rita also discover that Junior has a gambling problem, and that he needed the inheritance he got to pay off his debts--so all the evidence points to Junior. Meanwhile, Chris and Jillian discover some problems with their relationship when Chris over-reacts to Jillian's colleague's comments about their doctor-patient relationship; and the captain reveals his hobby of collecting baseball cards.
Chris and Rita investigate the death of a model, who was killed in her condo. The main suspect is Gator Ramsey, the deceased's husband, who was planning a divorce. Soon, however, it looks as though an old rape case may have had something to do with the death. Just when Chris and Rita think they may have a lead, an ex-cop, who may have been able to shed some light on the case, winds up dead in his office.
When a congressman is found dead and naked by the sea, Chris and Rita are assigned to the case. Their first actions are to question the dead man's family, and to check the guest list from the man's party held the night of his murder. All the evidence seems to point to the dead man's son's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Chris helps Rita overcome her insomnia.
Lorenzo and Lance investigate the murder of a loathed publisher. Chris talks to the deceased's wife, who was about to tell her husband that she wanted a divorce because of his infidelity. The two sergeants also talk to the deceased's business partner who, after his partner's death, was got complete control over the company. The final suspect is the dead man's mistress Avery Benton. Meanwhile, Rita ""runs into"" a concert promoter named Tyler.
A mysterious woman calls the police to report a murder that is going to happen at Ocean Park, near the carousel. When Lorenzo and Lance get there, they are fired upon, even after identifying themselves. They find out that the man who shot at them was their patrol commander John Stonewell. Now Chris and Rita must face a shooting review board because of their commander's lies.
A young boxer looks esgerly forward towards his first big match, when his promotor turns against him abd fires his coach. The promotor's bookmaker-friends wants him to loose.... or else
A woman is found shot-to-death in her shower. The person who found the body was the victim's lover--a ""Shock Radio"" host. Chris' main suspect is the host, but his alibi is that he was doing his live show at the time of the murder. While on the air, an obsessed fan calls in to admit to killing the host's lover. Meanwhile, Chris goes to talk to Melissa, who works at the same radio station.
When a man is found dead on the side of the road, the death appears to have been caused by a heart attack, but the two cops don't think all is as it seems. Chris and Rita suspect that a couple is luring ""amateurs"" to their dungeon for ""sometimes lethal sex."" So Lance and Lorenzo go undercover as a couple of swingers looking to be chosen by the couple, to go to the dungeon. Meanwhile, an old enemy reminds Rita of her father and her youth.
After answering a 10-18, burglary in progress, Chris returns fire on, and kills, one of the delinquents trying to drive away. The other felon disappears, as well as gun belonging to the criminal whom Chris shot at. Now all the evidence of the deceased boy being armed is gone and, to make matters worse, a video tape also makes it look like Chris fired alone. Meanwhile, the dead boy's mother seeks revenge against Lorenzo.
A man winds up dead on the beach, so Chris goes to search the deceased's office. While there, Lorenzo finds a date book with the entry ""S.O.B."" and a roll of film. Chris and Rita go to the house belonging to some people in one of the undeveloped pictures. While there, they see the dead man's watch. The two cops decide to investigate a yacht called the ""S.O.B."", where they gain more clues as to the murderer, the way he did it, and why.
A man is killed by a bale hook while trying to deliver a million-dollar ransom for his kidnapped daughter. When Chris and Rita investigate, they slowwly discover that there really was no kidnapping. Their main problem is that every time they find a new suspect, he winds up dead. Meanwhile, Chris tries to find time to make a pasta dinner for his new girlfriend Ursula.
Chris and Rita investigate the death of a young woman. Soon, they discover that her murder was part of a serial killing by a man who finds his victims in the singles ads. So Rita places an ad in order to try and catch the killer. Meanwhile, Chris reunites with an old lady friend, who has turned to stripping for her income.
Chris and Rita investigate the death of a young nanny. The suspect is a wife who saw her husband having an affair with the deceased, but she says that she was sleeping during time of the murder. Meanwhile, Chris debates moving in with his girlfriend, Annie.
After finding a realtor's business card in a dead man's wallet, Chris and Rita confront the woman. In exchange for immunity, she helps the two detectives set up a sting operation against the owner of an illegal casino, who lets his clients build up huge debts, and then kills them because they cannot pay. Chris goes undercover as a big-spender, ready to play, while Rita plays the part of a blackjack dealer. Meanwhile, Chris and Annie try to work out their problems.
Chris and Rita investigate the death of a call girl. The only suspect is her last client--a judge up for reelection. Now Chris and Rita have to find the only witness to the murder: another call girl.
A woman is found dead in her pool by her next door neighbor. The evidence points to a mystery woman who could also have been the victim's lover. Meanwhile, Chris gets reunited with an old girlfriend, but what will he do when he finds out that she is the ""mystery woman""?
Chris and Rita investigate the deaths of a mob lawyer and his hairdresser, who were shot in the barber shop. While Chris thinks the main target was the mob lawyer, Rita thinks it could have been the hair stylist, so they evoke ""club rules."" Meanwhile, Rita shocks everyone at PBPD when she gets the mobster Donnie ""Dogs"" DiBelco to talk with her.
Chris and Rita investigate the death of a surgeon who was murdered with a scalpel. The evidence points to another doctor who was beat out by the deceased for a promotion. Meanwhile, Chris gets reunited with his old friends Howie and Tina. Lorenzo could be falling in love with Tina, but the only problem is that she is married to his friend Howie.
A baseball-team owner is killed with a baseball bat, while his wife calls 911. The main suspect is a baseball player named DJ Martin. While Chris waits for the suspect, Rita goes to talk to the deceased's estranged son Buddy.
Hutch goes undercover as a Jamaican drug dealer, in order to stop a gun-runner and drug kingpin. Meanwhile, Rita tries to work out her relationship with an old flame, who wants to rekindle their old romance.
A man who, at first, thinks that he'd like to see his wife in bed with another man becomes jealous of the other man, and kills him. But, while he is dumping off the body, he is seen by a runaway. Meanwhile, Chris becomes involved with a clothing designer.
A crossroad of DIRT entangles the lovely Carla Kelly's life, and the wealthy couple, Wellman, 'arrives'.
To call a blacmailer 'stupid' right into his very own face may not be the smartest thing to do unless you want to risk your breathing abilities.
Rita's shot unrecognizably to death at her own apartment just to show herself very much alive a few days later. The victim was her flat-sitter, but who was the real target?