We witness the secret scene of a murder, but what does it have to do with Jane Sherlock, who was only a kid when it happened? Fast forward to the present day of 1946, and Jane telling her fiancee about her purchase at an auction. Suddenly there’s a flood of folks who want that locked chest she picked up. Why all the interest?
The situation gets serious when someone tries to pry open the box to get to its contents. Bodies of the people who want the box pile up. The only clue is with a skeleton that’s found inside. There’s no identifying marks, no finger prints, no clothing, no dental work, and no false teeth. Only a broken leg that didn’t heal well.
The search for answers leads back to the estate that held the auction. The racketeer who had died makes a return from the grave, and Miss Sherlock finds herself in danger in the cover up, and race to reclaim the trunk. Justice is served as the story twists are straightened out, and the mystery reveald as only Jane Sherlock can do it.