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
[discussing Emily Woods
I don't know why you don't like her.
Inspector Richard Queen
She reminds me of your Aunt Agatha: a cobra with an Ipana smile.