As this witty and unconventional whodunit opens, British television star Peter Conway arrives home to find his wife Stella dead from a drug overdose. Police Sgt. Drummond is assigned to investigate. He is properly star struck as Conway relates the events which led to his wife's death, all of which are dramatized in a series of flashbacks in which we meet Stella, Conway's agent, and his beautiful young American lover. When Drummond learns that Conway's career is on the skids and that he is in deep financial straights, he begins to wonder if this is a case of suicide or murder.