Featuring private eye Hooky Hefferman.
Edward Rigby's sudden death in South America provides Hooky Hefferman, private investigator, with his first case. Rigby's employers, the San Lucca Railway Concession, have hinted that he committed suicide, which is enough to prevent his insurance company paying up.
His wife, Hilda, thinks the story needs investigation, and Hooky is the man she chooses to do it. The San Luccans are notoriously hot-blooded, and Hooky, with his genius for getting into scrapes, soon finds plenty of trouble. In fact, his first case nearly becomes his last.