Marion Ard, who claims to be haunted (or is it hallucinatory?) by a man who wants to kill her, appeals to Patrick Dawlish who does not take her case because he is leaving England. Weeks later he returns to a more than casual interest in it when her body is found in his trunk. Attempts to investigate her death incriminate him further and he faces conviction with only the faith of his wife and the last minute reversal, accomplished by his aide, to clear him. A newcomer -- and nimble.