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nspector Davidson from Scotland Yard is a little too sure of himself. As he investigates the murder of Count Victor Mattoni, nothing goes according to his expectations, beginning with the maid whom he tries to console before realizing she's quite calm about the whole thing. That morning, she discovered the count sitting in a chair and lying quite still. She assumed he passed out from too much drink, but upon closer examination it seemed he had a bullet hole through his temple. The count didn't put the bullet there himself, which means it's up to the inspector and the eager young officer Raines to find out who did. Several suspects pass by, and with each discovery, the whole business gets more mysterious. Parts two and three of the story follow this episode.

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