Though cash is tight, and Archie tries to get Nero to look for a new case, the large genius is comfortable doing nothing. A dame crosses Archie’s path, and a matter involving jilted actors in the theater is the answer to the money problem. Is there a dark secret in Emil Stoener’s past, that threatens the new play, or the role Doris has in it?
Nero isn’t interested, and offers Archie his first impression at who is the likely culprit. Further investigation turns up a body, and it leaves no innocent suspects to Archie, not even the cute red head.
With murder raising the stakes, Nero is more ready to take the case serious. +It’s still up to Archie to do the footwork, and track down the clues. See if you can figure it all out. Was it the jilted older actress, the new young actress, the shady outsider, or the theater manager? A story that has been done at different times on other detective shows. What’s the take for our heroes today?