A young married couple arrive at their new apartment in the high rent district. They are a little early, and the management isn’t quite ready for them. It’s just the right kind of place for a budding mystery writer. Jeff reacts to the one room, basement apartment, but Nancy has a way of convincing him to like it. Subtle secrets are hinted that the basement apartment may not be so ideal.
Strange things begin to happen, but Nancy insists on staying until her advanced rent is covered. A murder falls at the feet of Nancy and Jeff, but will the cops believe they didn’t have anything to do with it?
The investigation develops, but the cops don’t seem thrilled with the mystery novelist’s input on the crime. The cops seem to not be able to do anything, other than be suspicious of everyone they meet who cross paths with the case.
The situation is one that’s sure to write Jeff’s next book, all by itself. Gunshots, eccentric neighbors, and clues abound.
A weeping girl shares the next clue of blackmail with Jeff and Nancy. The secret of each of the tenants emerge, and the hold the blackmailer has over them. Has Jeff got it all figured out? Has he just set himself up as bait for a killer? What will Nancy think about her cowardly hubby? Will there be cops on hand to handle the heavy work?