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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[meeting Ellery in a bar
Sit down. Eddie!
No. No thanks.
Are you a teetotaler, Mister Queen? Or don't you like the company?
[he sits and addresses the bartender