Murder By Gemini - Cannon NovelizationLet us take you back to a simpler time. The early 1970s when Quinn Martin reigned supreme. This was the television producer that brought us classics like:

  • The Fugitive
  • The Untouchables
  • The Invaders
  • The Streets of San Francisco
  • Cannon
  • Barnaby Jones
  • Quinn Martin’s Tales of the Unexpected (!)

All the QM shows I recall were divided (by ad breaks) into Acts with a title for each Act which was a real touch of class. Then after all the action played out and the bad guy was either in police custody or fell to his death from some tall thing at the end of Act IV, after the last commercial break would be the “Epilogue”. This is the part where maybe somebody makes a stupid joke and everyone freezes mid-guffaw. Or maybe Cannon has a moment with a lady friend as he tickles the ivories, I guess.

As for the book, I haven’t read it. Have I even opened it?

As Cannon turned left on Pike Avenue, it happened. A cloud of stinging, pungent gas gusted up from beneath the dash. Reflexively, he inhaled, got a whiff, then clamped his mouth shut to bite off his breath. The gas had tasted nutty. Bitter liquids rose in his throat. Cannon’s plump face purpled. He arched his back, pulled away from the gas and could no longer see to steer. Bridger, Wyoming, why oh why are you doing this to me? Another gust.

 

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