An intriguing story of a method of diing.
The busy police inspector, Schmidt has been having a rough day, when Cassidy reports even more work load when another inspector has gone on vacation. Murder doesn’t take vacations, so Schmidt is back on the job. A body is found shot in the head, a typical suicide case. So what’s the big mystery here? One key point of the crime is the wig that the victim was wearing. A match for his natural hair, blood only on the inside of it, and when in place it covered the head wound entirely. Who would want to go through such measures?
Along with Cassidy, Schmidt tramps his aching feet across town to gather clues from doctors, and a cast of shady characters. The victim was a doctor, a scalp specialist, and when the office is searched nothing is found. Litterally nothing is found. No patient files or records, and the whole office just seems phoney somehow. The police try to make sense of the crazy details, and elsewhere the suspects shed light on details meant for the listener to fill in some of the story. Are the bad guys getting nervus? Will there be another murder, a power play over love and revenge? The cops find a key clue that ties together several murders, and they now have a motive to tie this case together.
Time to gather the suspects together, and make them squirm. Skeletons are yanked from closets, and the killer is taken in. Still, there’s a few last words that Schmidt ties up to fill in more details of the mystery that clued in the cops to figuring out the murders.