This ingenious play opens on two once successful crime-writing playwrights endeavouring to complete a block-buster to pay off their mounting debts – or are they? As the plot develops they realise their full potential – who better to accomplish the perfect murder than themselves? Forbes’ nagging wife, Ann, is the perfect victim, especially as she is insured for £200,000. It all seems plausible enough until Forbes’ partner mistakenly kills their secretary and a stage-struck detective appears on the scene. From here the play twists and turns so much that it is difficult to know who has been murdered and by whom. Eventually we learn the truth, but can Goodman convince the buffoon Inspector?