Columbo: Murder by the Book

a chance to read some of our books.
- That's very nice.
- Didn't expect gifts tonight, huh?

Thank you.
Maybe I can pick up a few pointers.

Oh, I'm sure you can.
- Could you handle some more?
- All right.

- Here you go. And an extra.
- That's very nice.

- That should keep you busy.
- It sure will.

- Anything else, Lieutenant?
- I don't think so. I'll let you get some sleep.

That's very nice of you.
I hope I was of some help.

- You certainly were.
- Good night, Lieutenant.

Good night, sir. Oh, Mr Franklin.
Actually, there is one thing,
not that it makes that much difference.

What is it?
When Mrs Ferris told you
her husband got shot,

you jumped in a car and drove back to LA,
is that right?

- That's right.
- You know, me, I'd have taken a plane.

It's a big airport and they run
every half-hour. It'd have been a lot faster.

Well, that's true, but in a situation
like that, who thinks clearly?

Look at it this way. You add up all the time
it takes to drive to and from an airport,

how much time do you really save?
Operator, would you get me
the police, please? Thank you.