A reporter is killed in front of his daughter at the zoo. Joe has to find out who killed him and why because the little girl thinks it's her fault.
Did You Know?
For the "Hard Boiled Murder" episode from the fourth season of the series "Diagnosis Murder," the writer created a sequel to this episode, in which Julie Adams, Pernell Roberts, Beverly Garland, and of course Mike Connors all reprised their characters from this episode. Joe Mannix is depicted as a friend of Dick Van Dyke's character, Dr. Mark Sloane; during the opening scene, Joe mentions that he only needs Peggy as an assistant - although Gail Fisher, who was still alive, did not appear. See more
When Mannix is in Saunders' apartment, he's wearing a plain white shirt with a royal blue tie. Then when he answers the phone in his car right after that, he's now wearing a white shirt with blue stripes and a dark blue tie. Then when he goes to Reynolds' house right after that, he's wearing the plain white shirt with the royal blue tie once again. See more