The elusive 'Excalibur' killer has returned to New York after an absence of two years and Kojak is determined to catch him this time. All of the victims are single women strangled with a stocking with a quarter in it, then left in water with the mark of Excalibur on their forehead and a purple cord around their neck. Clues soon lead Crocker to a bar called The Body Boutique where a regular group of artists, models and gurus hang out. Written by
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Did You Know?
A well-known book among entomologists, "Insects of the World" by Walter Linsenmaier (Mcgraw-Hill, June 1972) makes repeated appearances during the last 30 minutes of this Kojak episode, starting at 28 minutes/30 seconds into the episode, then later the book is examined by the lieutenant when he's sitting in Kojak's office, and its then in the background of the final scene with Kojak in his office. The book is never mentioned in the episode. See more
When they find the girl in the river, it is said to be Hoboken NJ. A bridge is seen above the detectives, however, there is no bridge anywhere near Hoboken. The bridge closely resembles the Manhattan Bridge as seen from Manhattan. See more
Lt. Theo Kojak
Hey look, I know you haven't slept in a couple of nights, okay, but you stick with it. We gotta get this jellybean off the streets before he empties them.
Book credit courtesy: "Insects of the World" by Walter Linsenmaier McGraw-Hill Publisher See more
References The Maltese Falcon