A corpse. A missing Man. Can't an ex-detective retire in peace?
Nick Charles sips a stiff drink. With his sassy wife Nora, his dog and a case of scotch the ex-sleuth prepares to enjoy Christmas in New York. But a few bullets, a murder, a missing man and a junked-up hoodlum in his bedroom soon send him back into business. As the couple are plunged into a world of gangsters, manipulators, corpses and speakeasies, who can they trust and how can they find the truth?