Linville Hagen, on trial for murder, claims that the victim Nick Danello was shot through a window from a fire escape, and that Hagen fired at the killer. The defendant's lawyer Leo Campbell claims that he can bring in a witness, a woman who was beaten up by the victim. But the woman can't be found. When she's finally tracked down, Inspector Queen, Ellery and Frank Flannigan hear a gunshot from outside her window, break down the door and find the woman lying unconscious -- shot from the fire escape. Written by
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Leo states that it has been four months since the St. Patrick's Day murderer, placing this story in July 1947. Curiously, the previous episode, Ellery Queen: The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer
(1976), cannot take place before October 1947, as the musical High Button Shoes, which three characters in that episode attend, did not open until then. See more
Now I've been a good little hostess, Mister Queen, so why don't you do me a favor and go away, and don't come back. Ever.