Dermot Walsh and John Bentley play siblings Cliff and Jim Brandon. A successful writing team specializing in murder mysteries, Cliff and Jim are almost as emotionally disturbed as some of the characters they've created. While doing research on their latest novel, one of the brothers commits murder, simply to experience the thrill. He then conspires to frame his secretary Joan (Rona Anderson) for the crime. His reason this time is personal: both brothers are in love with Joan, but she prefers one over the other. The saner of the two brothers races against time to save Joan from the gallows and to bring the genuine culprit to justice.