After the phone rings for the request, the doorbell shortly rings as the listener is invited to hear the latest tale of mystery, and murder. Inspector McGee recieves a report from a woman claiming her husband is murdered. On the scene, more information is forthcoming. I’ts over the matter of the Kingston diamond. Who are the suspects, what was the murder weapon?
Inspector McGee gathers the details, and finds the diamond ring with the huge stone in it. At this early stage, even the much younger bride isn’t out of suspicion. Behind the scenes, we find the young bride, Katherine, making a phone call to a man, and there’s a covert meeting. Just how shady are they, what role do they play in the murder? They are clearly an item, and had been resentful of the dead husband, but is their motive enough to have done the deed?
McGee isn’t fooled in the least, and phone records give him plenty of characters to tie into the case. McGee’s partner, a fan of the society pages, recognizes the picture of the young Mrs Kingston as a young lady who was involved years earlier in another similar case of recieving an inheritance from an older dead husband. A rival of the young bride, Ann, is questioned, and verifies some of the unfaithful marital relationships. Might she also be a suspect? The three players get together and argue over who told the cops their secrets, and they cast blame on each other for the murder.
Meanwhile, the cops dig up more background. Another murder is uncovered, but how is it related to the earlier one? Inspector McGee knows, and sends instructions for his suspects to be gathered together as he calls in for a little more hard evidence to prove his story. In typical mystery story drama, the finger is put on the suspects as the cops unravel the story and make the killer squirm.