Belvidere is an island, visible in the bay, and from Sam’s office. Met by an intriguing oriental girl, Sam meets her benefactor, and his new client, Mr Battle. The artist shows off his paintings, and sends Sam on his way to meet up with an old nemesis. Captain Theophilos Sherry. The rival of Sam’s, from cases in the past, lives in the neighboring house. Get ready for a locked room mystery.
What excuses does Captain Sherry have for Sam? We learn some backstory to the mystery and motive. How did paths cross to bring Sherry into the story? How does the cute oriental girl play into the story?
Sam investigates to see where everybody was at the time of the murder. To prove his theory, our hard boiled detective sets up a recreation of the murder scene. The skeptical Sam uncovers the killer, but wait… there’s more explaining to do to get to putting Sherry on the spot. Sam explains all in his report to Effie.