A wealthy entrepreneur is found murdered in the study of his lavish New Jersey mansion. Suspects include a retinue of servants, a beautiful niece, a private secretary and a will. Circumstantial evidence in the shape of a gold mesh bag points to the niece, Florence Lloyd, being the murderer. But Detective Herbert Burroughs believes her innocent and centers his investigation on Florence's fiance. Unable to prove his thesis, Burroughs calls upon famous sleuth Fleming Stone to solve the mystery that hinges on a gold bag and a pair of shoes.