Scotland Yard’s museum of murder is filled with commonplace items, all linked with death. Orson Wells shares how a shilling coin played a part in murder. A murder has taken place right under the noses of police inspectors, and the pressure is on to catch the killer.
Witnesses are questioned. Who can be placed at the scene of the crime? Will a timeline for the murder emerge? What motive might there be there for murder? Inspectors are fairly certain of who it is, but hard evidence will be needed to hold up in court.
Gamblers, an ex-convict, and conflicting stories. A shilling that was flattened on a railroad track becomes pivotal in connecting the dots. To clear up the lies, the suspect is let go, in hopes a solid clue will appear as the inspectors follow their man.
Orson shares an epilog of what became of the key players in this mystery.