Letting a fine wine "breathe" proves deadly for the wine's owner Nick Kingston, who leaves it unattended for a killer to poison it. The vintner, who's hosting a party upstairs, comes back only to collapse. He tries to implicate the killer but breaks the wine cellar's only pencil, so he crawls to a wine rack and grabs a bottle, smashing it on the floor. The shattered bottle bears the label Black Falcon, indicating it was tied to World War One. But how? Written by
Did You Know?
This is the last time the victim leaves a clue before dying. In a few later shows (The Adventures of "The Wary Witness," "The Two-Faced Woman," The Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley," "Caesar's Last Sleep,") detectives think they have found a dying clue, but it is either there by coincidence or, in one case., is a red herring planted by the killer. See more
The wine bottle used as a dying clue, when read aloud, is pronounced "der Schwarze Falke" which is the correct spelling and pronunciation. The label on the bottle, however reads: "Der Schwartz Falke". See more
Well, I think I know what happened. Do you? This bottle of Morningstar wine not being where Nick Kingston thought it was should give you the solution. You know who the killer is now? Was it John Randall? Eddie Morgan? Nancy McGuire? The Amazing Armitage? Alexander the wine steward? Or somebody else? Let's find out. Auf weidersehn!