"Dandy" Dan Brady has been released from jail after being framed, and sets out to track down the man who was responsible--his former business partner, Ben Dorschel. Pinky, who's an old friend of Brady's, tries to stop him from getting in any more trouble and winds up getting caught in the middle of a dangerous situation.
Pat and Pinky check out a roadhouse outside of town that has a trumpet player named Joe Peabody whom everyone is talking about. Pat notices that Peabody plays the trumpet in the same style as a musician named Buddy Benedict, who was supposed to have been killed by the Chicago mob.
Pinky scores a major coup by getting booked into the Palace Theater. Pat goes backstage to watch her perform, and notices that escape artist Alonzo the Great is putting the moves on one of the chorus girls. Given the fact that Alonzo's wife is known to be insanely jealous and that she's also backstage someplace, Pat knows that some major trouble could be brewing.
When Pinky is swept off her feet by the handsome and suave King Cole, a professional gambler who claims she brings him good luck, Pat thinks something is fishy, and starts digging around to find out more about Cole and confirm his suspicions.
Studio press agent Harry Shayne is skewered by studio boss Max Felix because of some bad publicity that the studio's star, Zelda Valmy, has been getting lately. Furious and angry at Zelda for causing him to lose his job, Harry comes up with a scheme that will permanently ruin her career.
Mobsters begin trying to take control of the taxicab business, and any drivers who resist find themselves out of business, injured or worse. Copy boy Chris Higbee decides to try to cover the story from the inside by getting a job as a cab driver.
Young Gerald North III set out to party hard one night and accomplished his goal, with wild women and too much to drink. A hangover isn't the only consequence of his night on the town, though. He finds himself being accused of blackmail and murder.
A dead cop is found in the car of gangster Frankie Delain, but someone else takes the fall for the murder. Afterward, voodoo devil dolls--with pins sticking out of them--start turning up wherever Frankie goes.
Anthony Dormer, a passionate young poet, has threatened to assassinate the Queen of Romania, who is in the US on a state visit. Scott wants to find out what's behind Dormer's zeal to kill the woman, and sets up an interview.
Jim Everly, a young cadet at West Point, has just been jilted by his girlfriend Nancy. He breaks curfew in order to go to the Charleston Club to see Nancy and find out why she dumped him. Things go from bad to worse for Jim when he becomes the witness to a mob murder.
Pat runs into a visiting European prince who wants to find out how Americans really live, but he can't get away from all his hangers-on. Pat helps him escape them, and takes him on a tour of Brooklyn. Trouble starts when he falls for a Brooklyn girl named Susie Morris, who already has a boyfriend--who is one of Brooklyn's most notorious gangsters.