Famous crooner and cutthroat record producer Alvin Winer is doing a radio interview when songwriter Danny Murphy breaks into the studio and angrily accuses the singer of stealing his song. Danny threatens Alvin, then storms out with several others in pursuit. Alvin is soon found in the music library, dead and clutching a recording of "Danny Boy," which would seem to implicate Murphy. But is it a dying clue or a red herring? Written by
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[writing a note for his father after a late night
Dear Dad: I wanted to get an early start, and decided to let you sleep. Love, Ellery.
[Ellery moves to leave the note under the skull - but there's a note already there
Inspector Richard Queen
Dear Ellery: I wanted to get an early start, and decided to let you sleep. Love, Dad.