Inspector Duff works with the Scotland Yard and is called in
to investigate a mysterious murder that occurred at a famous local London
hotel. A deaf old man, traveling on pleasure trip from America with his daughter
and granddaughter, has been murdered during the night.
At first, the investigation seems to be pointing towards
Doctor Lofton, the leader of the tour group, as the culprit. Much to the
chagrin of the other travelers in the group, they are all subjected to
questioning and investigation by Inspector Duff. A few look good for the murder—an
infamous Chicago gangster, an exceedingly nervous man, a few people in the
wrong place at the time of the murder.
However, without evidence, Duff is unable to detain the group
from continuing on with their tour. He finds himself wishing for the assistance
of his old friend, Charlie Chan, who now resides in Hawaii.
The plot thickens when one of the suspects is found dead at
a further stop on the trip. Duff finds himself traveling to investigate the new
murder, quickly followed by another murder. Duff plans to meet with the group
again when they arrive in Hawaii—hoping to get the help of Charlie Chan as
When they arrive in Hawaii, Charlie Chan not only helps; he
finds himself taking over the investigation.
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