To get away from it all, and spend some time with not a care in the world, Filo and his female friend Elaine drive to the country. What could go wrong when you enjoy a fun trip to a small town carnival? Filo and Elaine Randall visit a side show wax museum with some realistic displays. They also encounter Mrs Francis Newberry, and her overbearing husband. Francis shares her story, and we also meet Tom, a man who is blunt in his opinions about Mr Newberry. Elaine takes offense at the exposed skeletons, but Filo brushes it off with his psychologist’s personality. Left alone, strange music is heard wafting through the country air. When Elaine finds a glove is missing, the couple retrace their steps. Revisiting the wax museum, a real body is discovered, and it’s Mr Newberry.
Filo and Elaine fill in all the details to the cops when they are called on to handle the murder. Listen in for the clues as the players are all interviewed to account for their time, and motives for wanting grumpy old Mr Newberry dead. What physical evidence points to the killer? A knife with fingerprints on it, but how can Filo pick out who is telling lies? It is connected to Elaines observation of a faked injury.
Do you think you know the answer? Is it Tom the disgruntled nephew? The widow, or her lover who she was going to run away with? Still confused? Don’t worry, Filo explains the whole case, including a surprising ending.