Season 1 Episode 3

Murder by the Book

Aired Unknown Sep 15, 1971 on NBC

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  • Steel trap encloses around writer.

    Close up shots of smiling Jack Cassidy hilarious; dudes looked like they were going to kiss or something at one point. Classic Columbo stuff happening in this episode. Believable sequence of events. Speilbergesque feel to it all. Intersting camera angles of peoples faces, and general camera angles, too. Very teethy episode. Very ugly woman only drawback. Funny Columbo stuff: especially the part when Columbo keeps following the guy with the "Just one more thing" thing out to his car, and Cassidy snaps "Yeah!?" with the camera leading out in front of them. Something about the moment was genius. Thank you vey much.