Thomas Appleby was 70 when he married his 39 year old bride. When he died from a crushed skull at age 75, neighbors had only sympathy for his wife, until she confessed to the murder. Later, when thinking more sober thoughts, Mrs Appleby adjusts her story. Had her husband been struck before she found him? Who is young George, and what relation does he have to the Appleby’s?
With a tearful, emotional goodbye, the 18 year old whimpered like a young puppy, when Alma Appleby is hauled away on her confession. Was the murder of the grumpy old man justifiable? Suicidal, but fearful of death, did the killer do him a favor? As vocal as she is over it, is Alma covering up for someone?
The open and shut case bothers the inspectors of Scotland Yard. In what is clearly a matter of love, should they lay some blame at the foot of another man? Young George claims it wasn’t his aunt Alma, but does he really know who it may be? Is his confession just a cover up? Soon there are multiple confessions. will the truth be learned, or does it really matter?