A mystery novelist sends a series of weird audiotapes to his publisher. On the first tape, the author boasts that the publisher won't be able to discern if the story he narrates is the history of an imminent murder - or a mere fantasy. The author tells of his brief marriage ending when his wife was killed after he lost control of their car. They were kissing, making up after an argument over his wife's staying out all night with a rich old man, the same evening the author was briefly with the man's alluring, young wife Janet. Janet made a pass at the author, who immediately cut the evening short. The author says he fell into a severe depression, declined a needed brain operation, moved from France to San Francisco where he changed his name, then became a mystery writer. The tapes relate how the author eventually ran into Janet , and though she's still married, dived into an affair. When she and the author begin to plan her husband's murder, the publisher calls in another of his ...
Did You Know?
One of the earliest shows Richard Levinson
and William Link
worked on as a pair. The duo would go on collaborating, and amongst their biggest (and best known) collaborations was giving birth to the rumpled police officer from Los Angeles; Columbo
(1971). See more
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I'm On My Way
Written by Diane Hildebrand
and Dominic Frontiere
Performed by Barbara Dane See more