Sam and Effie compare notes on their family Thanksgiving celebrations, then Sam shares how his became the subject of his next report. A knock on the door reveals a little bald man with a pink birthmark under his ear, and the unfortunate name of Tom Turkey.
As Tom Turkey flies the coupe, Sam sees that the man is in danger. In pursuit, things become curiouser when Tom is said to be dead… for years. Catching up with Tom, Sam learns he was only missing, and came back to rekindle a long lost love. How will Henrietta Turkey, now remarried, take the news?
A confrontation is in order, but the body isn’t the one Sam expected to find. The race down the trail of clues begins. Al was a fellow detective who claimed Tom was nuts, but is that enough to have him killed? There’s sure to be gun play before its all over. Is someone trying to kill Tom for insurance money? John Smith and Pocahontas make appearances, as do brass bands, and Thanksgiving feasts. Sam’s trap for the killer is full of holiday puns.