When last we left Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator, he was rummaging around in a(n alleged) gangster's mansion to look for some evidence tied to the poisoning death of exposé author Phillippa Rowen, while his latest sidekick Saunders-Girl (a.k.a. "Betty") holds a gun on said gangster. It's a bit extreme, but all things are permissible in the Saundersverse in the interest of time and it's not like Speed really needs a warrant. As the old Ace Investigator saying goes, "A Whim is as good as a Warrant."
Does he find something? Of course he does; he's Speed Saunders and doesn't have time NOT to find something. And where? The same place he usually does: IN A BOOK.
|Well. Isn't that convenient.|
|"Thank you, Shoeshine Boy; you're humble and loveable."|
|You'll notice, over time, that the moon is ALWAYS full in a Speed Saunders story, which implies that Speed only solves one crime a month and only has 24 hours to do so. It explains a lot.|
|"That way, you'll have to come and get ME."|
Speed Saunders makes James Bond look like an arthritic tortoise.
|Speed likes apostrophes. Even unwarranted ones. Or maybe he just likes unwarranted things, like all his searches of other people's property.|
|Speed commandeers a uniformed person's vehicle, which is one of his hobbies. That, Oriental lore, and goldfish.|