At a circus side show, wax figures are on display. The figures are posed in a scene of a recent famous mobster coming to justice, but imagine the shock of the crowd to discover a dead body among the statues.
As Margot Lane talks about the odd event with Lamont Cranston, he suspects this may only be the beginning of a murder spree. The buzz at the police station is that this may be the work of a lunatic, a love related killing, or maybe a gang related incident. Of course the Shadow has something to say about it, but will the cops listen to him?
Another body shows up at the wax works, and Shadow has a line on who the next victim will be, but he still doesn’t know who the killer is. The cops guard the expected victim, Margot Lane does her part in helping the Shadow, and the Shadow puts the pressure on his suspected killer. The
There’s just one problem, the man with the most motive is in prison though. How can a prisoner be killing people while he’s locked up? The Shadow knows, and a trap is set to break up the bigger conspiracy at large.