Richard’s reading of the want ads is interupted when an eccentric millionaire enters his offfice to offer services as a bodyguard to our hardboiled hero. Why would Richard be needing a bodyguard? He talks to his favorite gal, Helen over the phone about his kooky client. Though he sounds harmless, Richard thinks that the situation could brew into a real storm. The light hearted banter is broken when Richard’s policeman friend, Walt phones to relate his story of the wacky bodyguard, and a fresh body.
The story gets more wierd when Richard and Walt go to the scene. A sealed room in a mansion now turned into a public museum, and the eccentric Jerome who pops into and out of the scene out of the control of either the cops or Richard. What onnection does Jerome have to the body, and how did he manage to find it? Enough clues are found to identify the dead woman, and get a lead on a possible killer. A timeline is built on the room and the swindle that the dead secretary might have been involved in, and the lid is kicked off a batch of lies surrounding the estate of the millionaire who owned the mansion.
Motives are revealed as Richard confronts the killer. Not only is the crime explained, but jerome reveals some secrets of his own. At the end of the day, Richard unwinds with Hellen with a song.