When a young secretary,
Sheila Webb, is sent to the home of a blind woman on an errand, she is
horrified to discover a dead man behind the couch, surrounded by four
clocks that have all been stopped at 4:13.
The owner arrives home and denies that the clocks belong to her, the deceased's business card turns out to be a fraud, and a woman shows up claiming to be the dead man's wife.
There is only one man who can unravel this complicated case: Hercule Poirot.