Mr Keen’s partner, Mike Clancey takes a phone call from a man who needs to talk to Mr keen right away. The man is a jewel theif who is about to tell something important, but before the call is ended, shots ring out, and Mr Keen is on the way.
On the scene, the room is empty, with only the smell of gun powder lingering in the air, and the body of Kansas Carl, the jewel theif. A lady comes calling at the door. Mr Keen interviews her to learn what she knows, and she faints when she hears of the dead man. Mr Keen calms her, and assures her, and gets more of her story, and that of the reformed jewel theif who was to marry her. Mr Keen believes that Kansas Carl had truly reformed, and that’s why he had phoned the great detective. What did he have to say? Who would benefit from his death?
Armed with some good information, Mr Keen and Mike race off and rescue a woman who is tied up and about to be murdered. Mike phones in the incident of the run away, would be killer to the cops before he interviews this new woman for her story. As the story comes out, there really isn’t much of a mystery, but the suspense of that killer on the loose is hanging in the air. Her story explains why the man is out for revenge when his partner in crime went straight. Who will he try to kill next? How can Mr Keen get his hands on the killer?
Mike Clancey does the dangerous work, and Mr Keen steps in once the jealous partner shows up. You know how these mysteries go, the obvious suspect isn’t always the guilty party, so did he do it? From the way Mr Keen is talking, it’s a definite maybe, but who else in the story would have done the deed? I’m not saying, but when Mr Keen explains it all in the end, it all makes sense.