Murder by the Book

Columbo

Murder by the Book

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76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | English | 15 September 1971 (USA)

Season 1 | Episode 1

Ken Franklin is a rich socialite living in a luxurious coastal mansion bought from his years in connection to a series of popular crime and mystery books written entirely by his business partner. He turns his one and only original idea for fiction into reality as he murders his exiting partner to maintain his lifestyle and then desperately tries to cover up his crime due to a blackmailing witness. Columbo arrives on the scene to begin pestering his suspect with questions about the murder. Mr. Franklin soon realizes that no murder is perfect, and his own clever plot may return to haunt him.

Director
Steven Spielberg
Writers
Steven Bochco Richard Levinson (created by) William Link (created by)
Stars
Peter FalkJack CassidyRosemary ForsythMartin Milner