Many different articles can be used for murder, or at least connected in a key way to murder. The featured item today is a French english dictionary. How in the world could it be key to a murder? Join Orson wells as he hosts and narates the events behind the crime.
On a warm, sunny beach in France, a man and woman flirt. Despite the language barrier, the man knows his way with the ladies as he wins the affections of Betty, the Englishwoman. After her fling, she goes back home to her own husband in England. One day the Frenchman shows up on the Englishman’s doorstep, looking to be their house guest, and making Betty more than a little nervous. Al gets jealous when he notices the long walks Betty takes with their guest, and demands he start paying for his room and board. with all the romantic tension in the house, somebody definitely has to go. Al is poisoned, but can it be proved to be murder, or is it a convenient accident?.
Events happen fast when the poison is identified. The coroner is called, and Scotland Yard has Betty in jaill. Can she prove it was the Frenchman? Testimony is gathered, and loose ends pursued. Betty’s story is believable, but the cordial Frenchman has his own alibi. Which one can be believed? Is there something else the cops have overlooked? The Frenchman with the broken english, and well consulted dictionary may provide the lead that the cops need to nail down this case.
In epilog, Orson raises some doubt as he presents evidence that wasn’t made part of the courtroom drama.