Working the Homacide Detail, Joe Friday and partner Frank Smith go to investigate an auto accident. The skid marks and the damage to property tells the story. Mr Adams is production manager at the movie site where the wreck took place. Is it just an accident, or is there worse things that led to the wreck? At least one hand thinks the lamp was intentionally dropped from scaffolding.
Now it’s up to Joe Friday to gather evidence for the crime lab to analyze. Who would have had the motive, and opportunity to kill Sam? Personality conflicts, and pranks are uncovered. A friendly joke, or a thing for someone to hold a grudge over? The details are sifted out as the cops plod on tenaciously.
Will Friday finally find the thread that will unravel the mystery and find the killer? Features Henry Morgan as Mr Adams.