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.
The TV Archaeologist
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
Shadow of boom mike on green door as Mr. Hepplewhite leaves See more
I can't call Eloise off a massage. A massage is like music, you know? You get it going, you gotta keep it going.
Detective 'Chic' Chiccaloni
You keep it going while I talk to her, okay?
Book credit courtesy: "Insects of the World" by Walter Linsenmaier McGraw-Hill Publisher See more
References The Maltese Falcon