Out on the town at the theater, Casey comments to Ann about the ritzy clientelle. Casey isn’t too thrilled with the production of the play about the dark topic of suicide, and says as much to Ethylbert as he and Ann go to the Blue Note. Suddenly, a telephone call has them on a crime scene. The playwright has been prophetic, and his own suicide is being investigated. Is the failure of his lackluster play the motive that pushed him over the edge? Casey isn’t so sure, but will the clue that he finds prove the police findings wrong?
Back in the Blue Note, Casey clears his mind to focus on the facts he has learned thus far. Is the suicide note legitimate, or is it an edited portion of the play’s manuscript? A life insurance policy could be motive for murder, but a clause nullifies it in case of a suicide. Are the cops right? Casey still thinks there’s something fishy going on, and pursues other possibilities for murder.
Casey sets up a trap, playing on the belief that the beneficiary of the nullified policy didn’t know about the suicide clause. The pressure he puts on makes the killers squirm. Will a break down result in a confession? Will the heated tempers result in more bodies?
Safely back in the Blue Note, Casey shares with Ann, and Ethylbert how his scheme went down, and the results f putting the squeeze on the killers.