All Bennett Stephens wanted to do was have a peaceful and restful vacation. Although he was visiting his wife’s small hometown, a town seemingly untouched by time, he still had a two week hiatus from his popular Cable-TV crime show, MO: Motus Operandi. The schedule is grueling, but it affords Bennett the luxuries that both he and his wife Kelly have grown accustomed to. Bennett’s number one priority was to make sure he had time to visit his friend vodka and get in a few rounds of golf. Right off the train, he meets Fish and Fingers. Fingers is an old high school acquaintance of Kelly’s, and he strikes up a conversation with them while incognito as a cab driver. The road weary couple is then introduced to Fish, Fingers’ friend who is going to jump in the car and rob them at gunpoint. Fish seems tough on the outside but has a heart of gold and takes an immediate liking to the couple. After meeting Bennett’s mother-in-law, Carol Shaw, we find that Bennett’s apprehension about the visit was well warranted especially since he found out the county is now a dry county. Bennett gets an invitation—via telegram to Nicky Sargenti’s club; the only club in town that serves liquor. Nicky is the kingpin in the town and is a very powerful and influential man within the county. During dinner, the club singer is murdered in her dressing room and Bennett is asked to take a look. There, Bennett meets the egocentric but dimwitted, Detective Henry (Hank) Forbes. Detective Forbes makes it clear in front of everyone that he doesn’t need help from a pathetic TV actor, and he doesn’t want Bennett weaseling in on his territory. Behind closed doors; however, Forbes pleads with Bennett to help on the case. After an attempt on Bennett’s life and a misprinted front page story about Bennett taking the lead on the case, Bennett reluctantly agrees to help with the investigation. As if Bennett did not have enough on his plate, he also meets Brad Truman, Kelly’s old high school boyfriend, who is also the mayor of the town. It seems that Kelly left a lot of suitors behind when she left the town. Brad wastes no time trying to rekindle their old flame. Kelly likes the attention since it isn’t easy being married to a famous television actor, and it’s never easy for her to take the back seat. During a very eventful golf game, the plot thickens when Kelly discovers a secret in the bushes, which not only adds to the body count, but also adds to the confusion of ever cracking the case. Kelly becomes a local hero of sorts and is to be interviewed about how she found the body and how Bennett is assisting with the case. After a lengthy interview by the newspaper reporter, Bennett gets bored and decides to review the case thus far with Detective Forbes. Bennett decides to throw a dinner party to get all the suspects together and get everything out in the open because as Fish suggests, “when you get everyone talking, someone’s bound to slip up.” After serving up course after hilarious course at dinner, it’s off to the living room for the real evening’s entertainment. Bennett has his sights on a murderer. In a devilishly clever ‘fish’ out of water story (no pun intended), Bennett must wrap up this homicide with a little help from his wife and new friend Fish.