The heroine of our story is Marsha Gilmore, a ditzy rich Manhattanite obsessed with „sleazy slasher novels“. Marsha is forced to read the novels in secret because her successful Wall Street banker husband, Tobias does not approve of them. On the evening before Marsha‘s birthday, an attrac- tive platinum blonde female stranger named Persis Devore arrives at their artsy New York City apartment to conspire with Tobias on some secret plans. Portions of the plan are overheard by Marsha and the Gilmore‘s faithful maid, Bianca.
Influenced by her novels Marsha deduces that her husband is ready to bump her off and spirit away with his mysterious female associate. Should she run, should she hide or should she perhaps seduce her neighbor into being her ally in order to beat her husband at his own game? Will murder be done or has Marsha’s imagination gotten away with itself? Throw in Marsha’s mother, Bianca‘s policeman boyfriend and you have the ingredients for this comic spoof that will tickle your funny bone.