Just One More Little Thing…(The Charm of Columbo)

by Sandra Murphy

Right from the opening credits, we know who the murderer and victim are, how the deed was done and why. It looks to be the perfect crime. In the midst of patrol officers questioning a witness, crime scene techs brushing for fingerprints and a medical examiner pronouncing the victim dead, there appears a new character—rumpled raincoat, stub of a cigar, squinty eyes, and the air of an absent-minded professor.