The worlds laziest, fattest, and grumpiest detective naps as the phone rings at his elbow. Still, he calls on his right hand man, Archie to handle it. Charles Porter is a man with a problem, and with the $1000 that he’s willing to pay, Nero has no complaint about hearing what he has to say. What does a client named Dorothy Spencer have to do with Charles Porter? Is the man who came to see Nero the real Charles Porter for that matter?
A little poking around reveals that the cos are looking for Charles as well, but they think he’s the killer in their latest murder investigation,. Is Dorothy hiding something? Nero has a little fun watching the police on the chase of the wrong crook. The scent of a bath soap offers a clue for the amazing powers of deduction possessed by the overweight investigator. It’s enough for Archie to locate their man.
Nero orchestrates the powers of his detective assistant, and those of the police force to ensure the killer is picked up. Who is it? What are the clues that played such an important part in identifying the crook? Stay tuned as Nero lays out the details.
Note: Again, we see a different sidkick for the crabby boss. Lamonte Johnson is Archie. Sidney Greenstreet is Nero.