Mental merits in the story of the dubious death of Charles Osgood, who announced his death in advance and planned to frame his hated cousin, Frank, with murder. Miss , nurse by profession, detective by avocation, takes on the case at Frank's request, finds it complicated by his girl, Charles' ex-mistress, and by a chipple, claiming to be the dead man's wife, and chiefly by Frank himself. Frank had fallen into his cousin's trap and been goaded into attempting his murder. But Miss Pomeroy, on the side of ethics rather than law, clears his conscience with a double surprise ending. Clever, but with none of the suspense or other entertainment values of her earlier Talent for Murder.