The exciting story of a flower that was plucked from the hand of death.
Mr Sloan is found murdered when Wally finds Natilie running out of the room. As the cops talk about the case, details emerge. Sloan was a wealthy man, and a large cast of quirky characters are introduced when the cops summarize what they know with the family.
The Topaz Flower is a valuable gem that is missing. Wally is something of an amateur detective who is known by the cops. He is covering up for the fact that he saw Natalie coming out of the room. Should he bv?
A matter of a new will causes a stir. Sloan was to marry, and his new will was to leave all he had to his future wife. A point that seems to clear her of any motive. Wally confronts Natalie privately, but before she can come clean, the cops report they found the Topaz Flower in a pawn shop, sold to them by a woman. The cops begin to find clues, and make implications that make waves among the family.
The body count rises when the future wife, Clara is found dead. Cllues and evidence are scrutinized. Who could have committed the murder of old Mr Sloan? Why would they have wanted Clara dead, when she no longer played a part in the inheritance?
When the key piece of evidence falls into place, the cop shares with the family the exposed mystery.