Fun-loving theatrical producer Spencer Lockridge invites Ellery to his mansion for a weekend of working out how to adapt one of Ellery's works for the stage. But the producer disappears shortly thereafter and is presumed murdered. A series of clues are delivered by pranksters' means. The idea is to try to get the killer to implicate himself or herself.
Did You Know?
As in other episodes of the series, several of the cast are named for notable mystery authors. Here they are: Lockridge (for Richard and Frances Lockridge), Biggers (Earl Derr Biggers), Gardner (Erle Stanley Gardner), Doyle (Arthur Conan Doyle), Allingham (Margery Allingham), Reinhart (Mary Roberts Reinhart) and Carr (John Dickson Carr). See more
Seems like we're to dealing with some sort of lunatic!
Inspector Richard Queen
[looking at Ellery
Oh, I'm used to that.
References Johnny Belinda