Shelia Bowers returns home to find her roommate Enid Griffin passed out due to an overdose of sleeping pills. She calls for the police and a doctor who help Enid recover. Enid had seen the news that Stewart Brent who she and Shelia work for had suddenly married Anne Brent while in Las Vegas. Enid is in love with Brent herself as she is his private secretary. When Stewart returns to work, he receives a visit from Arthur Binney who wants $30,000 in a week to not reveal Anne Brent was in prison for a year. Stewart hires Paul Drake to verify Binney's charges which Paul does. Binney has Stewart check into a motel room where Binney knocks Stewart out as he enters the door. A little later Stewart awakens to find the money gone and Binney shot with his gun in the connected room. As he sees the body the motel night manager Harry Mitchell enters and calls the police. Stewart had found a single earring that he hides in a towel with lipstick in the back seat of Lt. Tragg's car. The only clue is a... Written by
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[sees announcement in newspaper that Stewart Brent married Anne Rowan