The Copper Frame Author:Ellery Queen THIS WAS COLD_BLOODED MURDER! — "Car One to Control. Can you read me, Control?" — Lifting the microphone from its bracket on the radio panel, Ted Saxon said, "Control to Car One. I read you fine. What's up?" — "We're on Route 60, five miles out of Rigby. The Chief and Lieutenant Burns have both been shot by a suspicious character we stopped. I'm r... more »ushing them to Rigby Memorial. Description of suspects car: new Chevrolet two-door segan, grey with blue top, New Yorl licence IUL-053. Too dark for description of suspect, he started firing before the Chief and Burns got close to him, then took off. Last seen thirty seconds ago heading south on Route 60. Over to you."
It might have been a routine call, coming over any police hook-up, but it wasn't.
The Chief, you see, was Ted Saxon's father.
Somebody had killed his father, then framed him. He knew who that somebody was, but how could he prove it?« less