When a man dies, alone, in a locked room, his secretary hires Monk because she thinks it could be foul play. It seems the man was the financial backer of Dexter Larsen, the publisher of Sapphire, a men's magazine. It seems that he was going to pull the plug on Larsen. Monk thinks they should talk to Larsen but Stottlemeyer and Disher refuse to assist him until he tells them that they're going to Sapphire mansion. When they get there Monk finds a lot of holes in Larsen's alibi. But before he gets any deeper Larsen threatens to reveal something that stops Monk in his tracks. Written by
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Diane Luden said that the floppy disk which should have contained Eliott D'Souza's final recommendation was "blank" (this is because it had been wiped by Dexter's electromagnet during the murder). However, a magnet powerful enough to have wiped the data from the disk would have also wiped out its file allocation table, meaning that it would have given a "disk not formatted" error when it was checked in the computer. See more
[reading one of Trudy's poems, he has reduced an entire room of Sapphire girls to tears
"Hold me, Adrian, my darling husband. True love's touch is so rare a gift. How much more precious is your caress, who loves so deeply yet fears the warmth of hand on hand. Still your love is given free, only to me. Only to me." That was the last poem she ever wrote.
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on piano by Noel See more