Getting involved with a murder mystery that was made to look like a double suicide, George Valentine and Claire Brooks have their handds full. Bernice is a girl who works the hotel, but can she be believed, especially as she took off running after talking to George?
George gathers clues as more players come on the scene. A chamber maid, and a mysterious tough guy. George finds a valuable pearl, Helga, the dead woman was thought to be an illegal immigrant, but Brooksie discovers that her also dead husband married her, and made her legal. Who wanted them both dead? That’s just the question that George sets out to find out.
questions fill the mystery. Is the chamber maid as innocent as she plays at being? Where did Bernice run off to? A letter written in Spanish turns up to enforce the idea that the broache was stolen, and it could be the key to solving this mystery. Confrontations are made, and the killer is found out, with a surprise twist.