A murder goes down, and the fabled dead man’s hand is held by the victim. Hop Along and California are on the case to learn the clues behind the killing. Mrs Kirby is the wife of the victim, but will she be a suspect, or a sourc of clues to send Hop Along after the bad guys?
Taking a closer look at the crime scene, Hoppy finds clues that there’s something strange about the way the shooting was staged. Though they have the shooter within their grasp, they opt to let them go to find the bigg fish behind matters in the troubled mining town.
It’s time to act, and Hoppy sets up a trap to catch the big movers and shakers. Can Hoppy force a confession out of Doc? He saves the day, and prevents another killing on top of exposing the truth to the mystery.