A mystery publisher recruits sleuth Philo Vance (Alan Curtis) as an advisor over the objections of his business partner, also promising that Vance's presence will be key to solving the murder of another colleague seven years in the past. Is it any surprise the publisher turns up dead when Vance arrives? What about when the body is later discovered in the trunk of Vance's car? Sheila Ryan, Paul Maxey co-star. 49 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.