Universal Studio bosses invite Jessica to plan a movie adaptation of her recent novel Messengers at Midnight, to be adapted for the screen by John Cavershaw. Producer Darryl Heyward accepts her objections to mutilating a true story, dumps John, actress mistress Monica Chase and most of the production team. Then he's clobbered to death in the Hitchcock Psycho house, where Jessica noticed someone hiding earlier after Willy Montego showed her around speculating general belief can make something evil. Jessica works out potentially motivating Hollywood interests. She finds weird fan Oliver Thissle, who claims he hid on the murder night in the Bates house and snoops there to set a trap.
Did You Know?
Jessica investigates a murder on the set of Alfred Hitchcock
(1960). In the opening credits there is a burst of the theme tune from Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1955) and a man that looks like Hitchcock crosses the street. This is a nod to the cameos that Hitchcock made in most of his films. See more
When Jessica confronts the killer in the Bates' Motel, they stand in front of the bed. In the upper left corner of the screen, we can see the cue cards moving as they are being changed. A chair in foreground partially obscures this, but it is visible for a split second, and among the writing we can clearly see "NTED". The picture cuts away for a while to flashbacks. When we return to the motel room, we can see the cue cards once again. See more
Oh, yes, of course.
We spoke on the phone.
Yes, how nice to meet you at last.
References Winchester '73