Nora has always wanted a brownstone, so Nick signs a lease for one. On moving day Nick and Nora find out their new home was the scene of a murder, in their bedroom no less. Nora refuses to stay and insists Nick get them out of the lease.
Barney once saved Nick's life. Now gangsters are after him and he wants Nick to hide him out. Things would be fine if Nora hadn't mistaken Barney's list of suspects for Nick's guest list for their housewarming.
Nora comes home to find a blonde in her bed. Nick arrives soon after saying he has no idea who the blonde is or how she got in. The blonde (Nita Talbot) claims to have no memory of who she is and demands everyone get out of her hotel room.
Writer Neil Jackson calls with the news that he has finished the last chapter of an overdue manuscript. Unfortunately, when Nick tracks Neil down, the writer has been murdered. It seems he based his chapter on an actual murder that is due to occur that night - but where?
"Nitro" Noonan (Jesse White) is just out of prison. He tells Nick he's cracked his last safe and is looking for a job. Nick is stumped--if only Nitro had learned a trade. As they sit down to eat the meal Nitro cooked, with the linens he ironed, Nick gets an idea.
On live television, a comic star is shot to death during a program. It turns out that though he was a funny fellow for his audience, off-camera he was a hated bully to his staff, so there's plenty of suspects.
A New England ship's captain falls into Nick and Nora's apartment. He disappears but leaves a note which leads them to a "haunted house" owned by a "witch". Truly haunted or just a ploy to promote her book?