Amos and Peter sniff around a TV studio looking for clues after an infomercial producer is slain with one of his own products, a Ginsu knife. Also, Barbara Manchester, the novelist whom Amos once dated, returns with a proposal for the dashing cop.
A lifeguard is drowned in his pool and Burke investigates. They learn that he was a womanizer and among the women he's been with is another lifeguard, a VJ, a Princess whom he promised he would marry, and a swimsuit designer. And also the designer's ex-husband had reason to want him dead.
A centerfold model is killed on the set of a photo shoot. Among the suspects is a another model who was competing with her for centerfold of the year. Her former agent who claims she stole something from her. A photographer whom she clashed with. The magazine's publisher whom she's suing for sexual harassment. And her husband, a millionaire whom she's leaving and planning to take to the cleaners.
On the set of a B horror flick, the lights go out, and when they come back on, the producer is dead, two puncture wounds beneath his ear. Amos and Peter have a cast of suspects, including the dead man's twin brother.
Several suspects are analyzed Amos and Peter as they investigate the murder of a hated 'psychiatrist to the stars' who was lured to the roof of a high rise by a phony distress call and fatally pushed off the roof to his death.
An arrogant tennis player is killed when someone places a poisonous spider in his shoe box. So Amos and Peter, who knew the man, starts by looking at who would have wanted to him dead. And among them are his business manager whom he was considering firing. His former partner and ex-wife, whom he mistreated. His current girlfriend, who has a reputation of a bad girl and who has exotic pets like poisonous spiders. The shoe company exec who's upset that he's trying to get out of a contract to endorse their shoes.