The death of millionaire Richard Marlow has shocked the village of Heathton. To make the situation even worse, the body has been stolen. Foul play becomes evident when Mr. Marlow's friend, Dr. Warrander, is discovered with a fatal knife wound to his heart. These alarming events convince Mr. Marlow's daughter to vow not to marry until her father's body is discovered. Her fiancée joins forces with the local rector to investigate and hopefully discover the guilty party. But, are some secrets better left undiscovered?