Diagnosis Murder

Season 2 Episode 21

Death in the Daytime

Aired Unknown Apr 28, 1995 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • I believe that the fact of the killer being U.N. Owen is a reference to a book by Agatha Christie, now called "And then there were none" (the original title included the 'n' word, so in the UK it has been changed). In that book, the murderer (a judge with a sick sense of humour) signs himself "U.N. Owen" in letters to entice 9 people (himself being the 10th, for "Ten little 'Ns'" who all died) to an island - where they are confronted with crimes for which they were never tried or punished, before he kills all of them, and ultimately himself.