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Shayne regrets taking a day off to go fishing when he learns that a would-be client, a hard-charging investigative reporter, who urgently begging for his assistance, was murdered before he could contact her. Taking the case personally, he ignores proper procedure and begins his own investigation into her murder and learns that a gambling racketeer, her estranged husband and a man accusing her of blackmail all had reason to kill her. Written by David Bassler

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Lucy Hamilton: Michael Shayne's office. No he hasn't, Miss Morton, I'm sorry. Well, I have tried to locate him, but... Well, just as soon as Mr. Shayne comes in, I'll have him...
Greta Morgan: I have to talk to him. I need him. Why doesn't he call?
Lucy Hamilton: Miss Morton, I can only repeat, that the reason Mr. Shayne hasn't called me is because he's on a very important case.
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Mike Shayne on television
21 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though, for me, Lloyd Nolan will always be the definitive Mike Shayne, Richard Denning is so personable in the role that he makes this pilot episode of Michael Shayne highly entertaining. Greta Morgan is an investigative reporter who repeatedly leaves frantic messages for Shayne telling him that someone will kill her. Shayne has been out fishing all day and when he returns to the office n the evening he gets a special delivery letter from Morgan asking him to investigate her murder and encloses a half of a thousand dollar bill. (This premise is weird - why didn't she call the cops? Oh well). When Shayne and his buddy, reporter Tim Rourke, go to Morgan's apartment and find that she has indeed been murdered. Fearing that Beatrice Drake, Morgan's secretary's life is in danger, Shayne takes her to his secretary's apartment to hide out. The suspects for Morgan's murder abound - a gangster she was investigating, an ex-husband, and a man who tells Shayne that Morgan was blackmailing him. While it was not hard to figure out whodunnit, it still is an entertaining episode with a strong supporting cast (especially Julie Adams). After the episode concludes, Denning and Brett Halliday, author of the Shayne books come on screen and give a message presumedly to potential sponsors for the show. Denning says, among other things, that they want to be part of "your" sales team. This was an interesting add-on to the episode.


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