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Implicated in the vicious slaying of a friend and former opponent, a renowned chess player finds himself at the center of a murder investigation.



Air Dates

  • First Run - June 21, 1976
  • Repeat - October 3, 1976





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5 Responses to Episode 0493

A genius chess player is a suspect in the brutal murder of a friend and opponent.

S. Guy

A call to the police made by a man claiming to have just been murdered, (or at least in the process). Responding to the call is a veteran and rookie cop team, the elder wanting to find the expedient explanation, the younger seeking out all possibilities. The victim, they discover, is the superintendent of a small apartment block filled with potential suspects.

Aubrey Gann

Lots of news & commercials in this episode: CB radios, Mrs. Paul's Fish Fillets, IHOP, etc. and also Viking 1 Mars Lander with commentary by Carl Sagan, a reference to Orson Welles' Martian invasion story, and comments from witnesses of the mayhem that occurred because of the 'War of the Worlds' broadcast. The story is ok, though it sounds like it was recorded in a big empty room.


A fairly good story of the veteran and rookie cop, the rookie just happens to be a woman as well. Although the sound quality was bad on this recording, all the commercials that kimhorne references were fun to listen to.


Police detective Marian Trout gets a phone call from a man who says before dying that he’s been murdered. Her superior, Sgt. Digger Boles, opposed to women police, scoffs when Marian tells him about the call but does agree to accompany her to the scene of the crime. The victim has been stabbed in the eye with a needle-like instrument. To Boles it’s a cut-and-dry case: The murder was committed by a neighbor, an elderly lady who admits that she has at times used a hat pin to defend herself. Marian disagrees, demanding further investigation.


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