Beloved School Superintendent Grace Adams has been viciously murdered. She has no known enemies, is single with no boyfriends or lovers, and she has no family. Seemingly veryone adores her—except for the person who cut her throat! Lt. Jimmy Owens of the Miami PD is being hounded by the Mayor to solve the crime because he is up for re-election but Owens has no evidence to work with.
Finally, out of desperation, he goes to see his friends, Private Detectives Anderson and Coombs to see if they can see something he missed. Coombs finally does spot something in a crime scene photo--the stem of a lollipop apparently left by the murderer…