A woman reports that her husband has been killed in their home. Joe Friday and partner, Frank Smith are on the case, as they work the homicide department.
Friday goes to interview her, and check out the crime scene. The woman states that she returned from a shopping trip and found her husbands body in the bedroom. Any enemies? Any marital strife? Any missing property or money? The answers are No, no, and not much. What? Married for something like 30 years, and no marital strife? I don’t want to say who, but I’ll bet somebody’s telling lies.
The couple have had no past police infractions, so questioning turns to the neighbors. A man was seen leaving the house, and a description given. Does Friday have his man? He’s sure enough to toss him in jail, but all the facts aren’t quite in.
The coroner has some important info that might help pin things down. The man was beat, and poisoned. Another clue comes in that reveals there might have been more marriage trouble than the wife let on. I think we can see where this is going, but the cops need hard facs, not just suspicions.
Friday wraps it all up with the hard evidence he needs to take the killer to court.