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  • The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger

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    S 1 : Ep 23 - 4/4/76

    Ellery probes the murder of a retired detective who was killed while investigating a five-year-old unsolved murder case.
  • The Adventure of the Hard Hearted Huckster

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    S 1 : Ep 22 - 3/21/76

    Frank Flannigan is made to look foolish on the infant medium known as television. The plot concerns the murder of a nasty advertising executive for the Quick Silver Tobacco company which was thinking about sponsoring a radio show starring Flannigan.moreless
  • The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep

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    S 1 : Ep 21 - 3/14/76

    Inspector Queen is in charge of protecting a mob witness but the witness is murdered before he can testify. The evidence points to none other than Sgt. Velie. The Inspector must also deal with rivals in the department who feel he's gotten long in the tooth and relies too much on Ellery.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley

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    S 1 : Ep 20 - 3/7/76

    The radio payola scandals of the 1940s and 50s are recalled when popular songwriter Alvin Winer is murdered during the musical interlude on a radio show when he goes to the station's record library to find a record. Ellery once again must clear a friend who had just accused Winer of stealing his song.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman

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    S 1 : Ep 19 - 2/29/76

    Simon Brimmer once again fingers the wrong culprit in this tale about the murder of a socialite who was apparently leading a double life. The case has its underpinnings in events that happened in 1922 France.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario

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    S 1 : Ep 18 - 2/8/76

    Ellery and the Inspector travel to Hollywood in order to watch the filming of an adaptation of one of Ellery's novels into a movie. At the studio, they meet the actors who will be portraying them. Gilbert Mallory, the egotistical no-talent actor slated to play Ellery, is found murdered.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Judas Tree

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    S 1 : Ep 17 - 2/1/76

    The Queens investigate when a wealthy industrialist and war profiteer is stabbed to death with a Chinese ceremonial dagger and then dragged out of his house and hung from a tree with a crown of buds from a Judas tree placed on his head. The case takes an unexpected turn when Ellery discovers that the victim was dying of acute lymphoma.

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  • The Adventure of the Wary Witness

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 1/25/76

    Ellery's old college chum, Linville Hagen, is accused of murdering mobster Nick Danello and Ellery must find a missing witness who can prove his innocence. This missing witness was a woman wearing a green dress: a description that could fit any woman in New York.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 1/18/76

    Lamont Franklin, a once brilliant but now seemingly senile inventor who is murdered in his electric train workshop. It appears as though no one could have entered or left the workshop during the time in which the murder must have taken place.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Sunday Punch

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 1/11/76

    A boxer is killed while training for a championship bout and the finger points towards his sparring partner, Joe Adams. Joe's girlfriend, Corrinne Ogden, seeks out Ellery for help in clearing her boyfriend's name. Ellery accepts the challenge of proving Joe's innocence but it seems that the dead boxer had nearly as many enemies as Bugs Moran. Making things even more complicated is the fact that Frank Flannigan is also on the scene trying to beat Ellery to the solution.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Black Falcon

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 1/4/76

    Simon Brimmer is the guest for a live-remote radio program broadcast from a popular nightclub. Ellery and the Inspector are invited to attend. As you would figure, a murder is committed on the premises. One of the owners is poisoned by a bottle of wine. Can Simon beat Ellery to the solution of the case?moreless
  • The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 12/18/75

    An awards dinner sponsored by the Crime Writers of America ends with writer Edgar Manning being presented with the coveted Blunt Instrument Award. Ellery is not present at the dinner due to the fact that he's home sick with a head cold. Later, while celebrating with a party held at his apartment, nasty, egotistical Manning calls up Ellery on the telephone in order to gloat about his win and is murdered while speaking with our hero on the phone.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Pharaoh's Curse

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 12/11/75

    Norris Wentworth buys and brings an Egyptian sarcophagus to display at the world famous Tremane Museum. Wouldn't you know it, there's curse on the darn thing. The six previous owners have all kicked the bucket under mysterious circumstances. Needless to say, Wentworth becomes victim number seven but is he really the victim of a mummy's curse or is there some other motive?moreless
  • The Adventure of Veronica's Veils

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 11/13/75

    Burlesque producer Sam Packer is found dead of an apparent heart attack but he leaves behind a video to be shown at his funeral in which he states that no matter what it looks like, he will be murdered. Packer, in the video, asks radio mystery star Simon Brimmer to solve his murder. Packer's widow, knowing that Simon can't figure out his butt from third base, goes to Ellery and asks for his help.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 10/30/75

    Ellery and his agent, Howard Biggers, travel to the estate of the wealthy and eccentric Spencer Lockridge. It seems as though Biggers wants to turn one of Ellery's books into a play and is trying to get Lockridge to provide the financial backing. All goes for naught when Lockridge disappears while wearing a Mad Hatter's costume from the Alice in Wonderland theme party he was throwing.moreless
  • The Adventure of Colonel Nivin's Memoirs

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 10/23/75

    A WW II spy, Colonel Alec Nivin, is on a book tour in New York promoting his memoirs, in which he accuses a variety of people of war crimes and treasonous acts. Ellery's girlfriend and Nivin's publicist, Jenny O'Brien, finds the erstwhile spy dead in his office, been stabbed with an antique dagger, and is suspected of murdering him.

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  • The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 10/19/75

    Radio star Vera Bethune is poisoned during a live broadcast of her radio show. She survives and asks Ellery from her hospital bed to look into things. Unfortunately for both Vera and Ellery, she is shot to death while in the hospital. Ellery and the Inspector are both guilt-stricken over failing to protect Ms. Bethune and are determined to find her killer from among the usual numerous suspects. But radio mystery star Simon Brimmer is determined to beat both Queens to the solution in order to retain a sponsor to his radio program.moreless
  • The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 10/9/75

    News mogul Henry Manners is murdered in an express elevator to the 12th floor of his building with nobody inside the elevator except the victim. The suspects include Manners' sister who had previously run the paper while her brother was absent in WW II, the right-wing columnist who was always getting the paper into legal hot water, the Editor being forced into retirement, and the paper's lawyer.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Comic Book Crusader

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 10/2/75

    Ellery himself is a leading suspect in the murder of a comic book publisher with whom he'd clashed over how he was portrayed in the publisher's comics. It seems as though the man left a dying clue which apparently points to him. Ellery is forced to investigate in order to clear his name, while dealing with reporter Frank Flannigan.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Chinese Dog

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 9/25/75

    On a fishing trip to the town of Wrightsville, Ellery and Inspector Queen are dragged into the case of the murder of a wealthy man who was whacked over the head with an ornamental dog figurine meant as a wedding gift for his daughter and worth nearly half a million dollars. It seems as though two rival candidates for sheriff want the Inspector to solve the town's first murder in decades so that they can grab the credit.moreless
  • The Adventure of the Lover's Leap

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/18/75

    A wealthy heiress dies. She jumped off the balcony of her elegant home (or did she?). Was it suicide... or was it murder? The twist: she was reading one of Ellery's own murder mysteries at the time and she died exactly the same way as the victim in the book.moreless
  • The Adventure Of Auld Lang Syne

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/11/75

    The time: 10:00 pm, New Year's Eve, 1946. The place: The ballroom of the Hotel Astor. The victim: Mr. Marcus Halliday. And the suspects: the son (and his gold-digging girlfriend), the untrusted nephew, the long-time secretary (and her brand new fiance), and the new business partner stealing from the company behind the victim's back. The soon-to-be victim has just announced that he plans to disinherit all of the above before the night is out - only to be found minutes later, slumped over in a nearby phone booth.moreless
  • Too Many Suspects

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 3/23/75

    Ellery must track down the killer of noted fashion designer Monica Gray, who pulled the plugs for her clock and her TV set out of the wall at exactly 10:25 PM as a cryptic dying message. The three main suspects are Monica's financier lover, his jealous wife and their hot-tempered son. Each is a suspect but the financier is acquitted at trial, the mother is charged then cleared and the son is suspected but never charged. But, are they really innocent? Ellery must sort things through.moreless
  • Blueprint for Murder

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 2/9/72

    An architect kills his business partner and deliberately lets Columbo suspect him, leading Columbo to think that he's hidden the body in the foundation of a building under construction. He plans to let Columbo dig up the site and find nothing, knowing that its the perfect place to hide the body since Columbo would never look in the same place twice.moreless
  • Short Fuse

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 1/19/72

    A chemist rigs a bomb in his uncle's car so he can gain control of his uncle's company. He then plants clues to make Columbo suspicious of the company's Vice-President.
  • Lady in Waiting

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 12/15/71

    Beth Chadwick is tired of her brother Bryce running her life. The last straw is when he threatens to break up her romance with Peter Hamilton, a company lawyer. Beth lays a trap for Bryce and shoots him, claiming that she thought he was a prowler. By stealing his house key, she plans for him to try to enter through her bedroom French doors. But when Bryce shows up after using a spare key, she is forced to improvise. The coroner's inquest backs up her story, but for Columbo, too many little things do not add up. If Bryce had to walk around the house to get to the doors, why are there no grass stains on his shoes? If Beth never went out the day of the murder, how did a late edition of the newspaper end up in the front hall? But when a witness remembers hearing gunshots before an alarm, Columbo figures it all out.moreless
  • Suitable for Framing

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 11/17/71

    An art critic, Dale Kingston, kills his uncle for his valuable collection of paintings. All the clues lead to the dead man's first wife but Columbo doesn't believe it.
  • Dead Weight

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 10/27/71

    A famous general kills an associate because he fears he will expose his illegal business practices. A somewhat neurotic divorcee witnesses the murder and reports it. The general then woos her and makes her fall for him, causing her to change her story.moreless
  • Death Lends a Hand

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 10/6/71

    A private investigator kills his client's wife after she threatens to expose his blackmail scheme. The client then hires the detective to assist Columbo in the search for the killer.
  • Murder by the Book

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/15/71

    Ken Franklin is the untalented writer but skilled PR agent of a mystery book writing team that created detective Mrs. Melville. He kills his partner and the real writer, Jim Ferris, because Ferris is planning on breaking up the team and writing on his own. Franklin uses an elaborate scheme to make it appear as if Ferris were killed by mobsters because his next story, an expose on the Mafia, would incriminate them. Franklin's plan is perfect except that a fan of Mrs. Melville, Lilly La Sanka, saw him.moreless
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