Shayne regrets taking a day off to go fishing when he learns that a would-be client, a hard-charging investigative reporter, who urgently begging for his assistance, was murdered before he could contact her. Taking the case personally, he ignores proper procedure and begins his own investigation into her murder and learns that a gambling racketeer, her estranged husband and a man accusing her of blackmail all had reason to kill her.
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[answering the phone
Michael Shayne's office. No he hasn't, Miss Morton, I'm sorry. Well, I have tried to locate him, but... Well, just as soon as Mr. Shayne comes in, I'll have him...
I have to talk to him. I need him. Why doesn't he call?
Miss Morton, I can only repeat, that the reason Mr. Shayne hasn't called me is because he's on a very important case.