"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?