Meet Eddie Ginley - small time bingo caller ana big time loser. He's lost his girlfriend and now maybe he's losing his marbles. Why, even his psychiatrist has officially diagnosed him as 'a bloody nut'... See, Eddie dreams of being Sam Spade, the ultimate private dick. He's even gone so far as to advertise his services as a 'gumshoe' in the local paper. Then one day he gets a call. A mysterious fat man hands him a package with the photo of a girl, 1000 pounds cash - and a gun. Now Eddie's up to his trench coat in femme fatales, hit men, dead bodies - and an international conspiracy. Not bad for a Liverpudlian with a big mouth and an overactive imagination. Naturally, Eddie plunges himself into the mystery world he's always dreamed of living in. He's in his element — but is he also hopelessly out of his depth?