Inspector Queen: Ellery, there were two eggs burning in the kitchen.
Ellery: Hmmm? Oh, good morning, Dad, I, uh, I made some eggs.
Inspector Queen: No, thanks. (hands Ellery his glasses) The McKell trial?
Ellery: Not going well for him.
Inspector Queen: What'd you expect? See you tonight. Oh, uh, Son, seeing you're so interested, why don't you drop down to the courthouse? McKell goes on the stand today.
Ellery: Oh, I can't, Dad. Starting my new book. Got a date with my uh, what you call it--publisher.
Inspector Queen: Uh, huh. Courtroom 3.