An aging but successful and wealthy crime fiction writer blames her nephew for the death of her niece. One night she invites her nephew up to the house to sign their wills and then gets to leave and return within a few minutes so she can set up her trap, which is locking him in a sound proof safe. Detective Columbo arrives and suspects the writer of murder but clues are few and far between. Written by
Scott Dawson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Ruth Gordon was (and still is) the oldest star ever to play the murderer in "Columbo", at age 81 at the time of filming. See more
After Abigail shuts Edmund in the safe, she does NOT turn the alarm back on. The next morning, Columbo's suspicions are aroused because the secretary said that the alarm was on and how could Edmund lock himself into the safe and turn on the alarm. See more
You know, I can remember the only new car my father ever bought. How proud he was. The way it smelled. Kind of like the inside of a Pullman car. It wasn't like this though, I'll tell you that.
My father never owned a car. Not until I bought him one. I was 20; I'd just sold my first book. Shall we compare poverty stories, Lieutenant?
Not in a Rolls Royce, ma'am.
References Gone with the Wind
This Old Man
Traditional English children's marching song
First two lines played by Peter Falk on piano. See more