An aging broad, Hattie, needs the services of Nero Wolfe. Archie is inclined to give her the brush off, but when a dame, 30 years younger comes around he is a bit more lenient. Hey, he and Nero aren’t totally heartless, when the old dame nearly gets run down by a car, they take her in to hear her story. Will the package she found lead to a reward, or trouble?
Investigating the counterfeit bills, Archie goes to Hattie’s place, only to have a corpse complicate the matter. Time to get the cops involved, as well as the men from the Treasury department. Hattie proves to be cantankerous enough to barricade herself into her house. Can Archie sweet talk her into cooperation? What’s the tie between the counterfeit bills and the corpse? Archie is convinced Hattie is innocent of murder.
As Archie drags the reluctant Nero into the mess, the case is reviewed, and more characters emerge who play a part in the drama. Certain that one of the newcomers to his doorstep is the killer, Nero prepares to interrogate them to figure out which one it is. Has Nero figured it out?
Get ready for the big reveal as Nero calls all the suspects, and police to his office.