While on a sailing-boat, Helen Stewart witnesses far-away, inside a room, a man with a gun killing another. She notifies the fact to the Police and Lt. Columbo begins to investigate. The man is the famous General Martin Hollister, a war hero. Lt. Columbo searches his house and afterwards he is very doubtful about Helen's statement. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
Books by Mrs. Melville (from Murder By The Book) are seen on General Hollister's bookshelf. See more
Columbo leaves Helen on the boat for an "overnighter" and goes straight to the diner for chili. From the diner payphone he calls "Mrs. Stewart" at home and she answers. She would have still been on the boat at this time. See more
Maj. Gen. Martin Hollister
Just a piece of advice. Find a different spot, or use a different bait, otherwise you're not gonna catch anything, Lieutenant.