A Broadway playwright, his conniving producer and his actress wife hatch a plot to guarantee their new play will be a success; they fake the suicide of the playwright on opening night. Then they flee up to Vermont where the playwright hopes to disappear, as he hated the public spotlight anyway. After a few weeks, the playwright decides that he does not want to participate in the scheme. Will his wife and his producer (who are having an affair) kill him for real? It has been called "a magnificent mystery thriller..wonderful entertainment."