Stewart Murphy, is strangled in a car and dumped in an alley in Buffalo. On his firm's Telesales infomercial film-set, Tom Powell is not amused to hear the troublesome, expensive star-host Wade Foster is in make-up for a rehearsal for the Hartley Murder of the Month Book Club. Jessica is one of the authors shown around by Larry Shields before the on-air panel talk, with former glory Mat Matthews and Joellen Waller. Tom's wife Gina first complains about his late hours and a $450 hotel credit card charge he blames on a client staying a day extra, then blocks off Foster's financial desires, while confirming security will be beefed up. NYPD Lieutenant Harry Fogel (who usually works alone) and temporarily reassigned Detective Henderson drop by inquiring about the Murphy case. After the rehearsal, the dining authors get a visit from Arnold Wynn, a fan of all three and former writing class pupil of Mat in Buffalo, who is also one of the extras hired as a fake audience. A female extra asks an...
Did You Know?
The title refers to "The Book of the Month Club" that was started by Harry Scherman and Max Sackheim in 1920 offering specially selected books monthly. The service grow so rapidly that titles were even advertised as Book of the Month Club selections. The club is now owned by the Bookspan Company. See more
Mat Matthews removes a napkin off his neck and drops it on the floor and Jessica asks the waiter to pick it up. When Arnold Wynn enters the restaurants, the napkin has jumped back onto Mat's neck and in the next scene is off again. See more
Well, wish me luck, ol' buddy.
Hey, Stewart, the law's on your side.
Man, I hope you're right. It'd be a nice time to see the good guys win for a change.