Terence and Gwen Carter are a conventional married couple, disapproving of the womanizing ways of Reeve Baker, Terence's friend and tax accountant. Terence is shocked, then, when Gwen tells him that she and Reeve are in love and plan to go off together. Despite her husband's entreaties she leaves him but soon afterwards is found murdered. All the evidence points to Reeve as the perpetrator and he is duly sent for trial. Did he kill her or was he framed? Either way, people don't do such things...or do they?
Madame Myra foretells in a tarot card reading that her client Charlie will come into a lot of money...but die shortly afterwards. Although she does not find him attractive she marries him in the hopes of becoming a wealthy widow after the prophecy comes true. He does indeed come into money and die soon afterwards but, unfortunately for her, she is not there to see it happen.
Newt and Marcie are driving through the desert and stop off at a gas station. They are told by Harry, the proprietor, that their car is in need of extensive repairs and suggest that, while he fixes it, they have a meal at his wife's cafe. When the couple are presented with the bill for the repairs and the meal they are shocked at the expense, declaring it "nothin' short of highway robbery". The tables are about to be turned because Newt and his wife were on a journey to do something highly illegal and they have come prepared.
Brenda leads a solitary and drink-fuelled existence on the island of Key West. Her alcoholism is caused by an incident from the past but when a figure from that past, old college friend Eric, arrives things begin to look up for her. The point is, does he have an ulterior motive for seeing her?