Famous inventor Lamont Franklin suddenly withdraws from the world and starts holing up in his shed, playing incessantly with his toy trains. So why would someone kill him? A clue at the beginning of the show: before the inventor answers the knock of his killer, he hides some secret formulas in a secret - compartment desk drawer. Written by
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Velie tells Ellery that there's been a murder in Bayside, but later, a newscaster refers to the scene of the crime as being in the Bronx. Bayside is a neighborhood in Queens County (just west of Douglaston, which Ellery visited earlier in the series in The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party). See more
Well, there you have it. Who do you think killed Lamont Franklin? Was it his widow Carol, or his brother-in-law, Doug Carmichael? How about Claude Sitwell, or Roger Woods, or his wife Emily? How about Billy Geeter, or was it someone else? Now, I'll tell you one thing: that wire spindle is very important. You got the message? Let's see.