Lloyd Nolan again stars as Shayne in a fine outing. The movie opens during a raging storm as we see several people burying a body in a estate cemetery.
A young woman, Catherine Wolff (Marjorie Weaver) shows up at the estate around the same time and is nervously greeted by her father and step mother. Later that night someone takes a shot at her in an attempt to kill her.
Catherine calls Mike Shayne in on the case and has him pose as her husband since nobody n her family has seen him yet and he is away on business for 3 days. This sets up some rather interesting and sometimes comical situations, but in this film the horror builds and is not faded by the light comedy.
As Shayne digs deeper into the mysterious shooting he finds blackmail, lies and more murder. All of the characters in the film are well played with Weaver and Helene Reynolds being the standouts.
A great little film for both mystery and horror fans, and one of the best of the series. Recommended!!