Jack Klugman as Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
A young woman is raped and strangled on a Los Angeles beach. Further down the coastline a young boy is shot and arrested for her murder. Quincy doesn't think that it would have been possible for the boy arrested to strangle the woman and decides that he is going to go out and begin a little investigation of his own. He visits City Hall where the woman worked to ask some questions and, after a little checking, finds out that there seem to have been a rash of unexplained deaths there.Read More
Margo Bently is writing her first book, the contents of which could prove very damaging to a certain group of people. She is murdered and brought into the lab as a suspected alcoholic prostitute with cirrhosis but Quince thinks the body is telling him something different about her social standing.
Quince is asked to present a seminar in Bufflo NY by Asten, while he's preparing his notes Asten takes over in the lab. In Quincys absence, Asten signs the body out to a phoney coroner and Quincy begins tracking her down. This leads him to a murdered literary agent in New York a race to autopsy him before he's cremated so he can prove a link.Read More
Roberta Rhodes, a famous movie star, is found dead in her bedroom. The police think that it was probably suicide but Quincy thinks not. A gossip newspaper editor approaches Quincy and tells him that o the night of her death his friend, and prospective senator, Congressman Charles Sinclair was with her. Quincy cannot believe that his friend could have killed Roberta but if he didn't then why does he keep lying to Quincy?Read More
A couple of cat burglars break into a Mexican museum and steal $4 million dollars worth of jewels. Sealing them in the floor of their boat they sail to California with the intention of fencing them there.
Once there one of their crew tries to steal the jewels but is caught. Alex, the main burglar, poisons him with the venom of a fish and dumps him into the harbor.
Unfortunately for him Quincy and Lee are nearby and are called to help the dying man. Quincy not only get there to help him but manages to save his life as well. He cannot at first work out what happened to the swimmer but is soon convinced that not all is what it seems.Read More
Quincy, Lee and Danny are all in Lake Tahoe together. Quincy is there for a forensic Pathologist convention and the others for a weekend break. While they are there the guests and staff start coming down with some kind of strange illness. Quincy and a couple of other Forensic Pathologists are called in to help but when some of the patients start dying they still have no clue as to what is killing them. To make things worse the casino owner does not want to admit that anything is wrong, as it will affect his bookings and profits.Read More
The disease continues to spread and the rest of the hotel/casino's guests want to know what is going on. They want to get out of the building but Quincy and his colleagues know that they have to keep the disease, and the guests, contained. If the disease gets out of the hotel it could cause an epidemic that could quickly spread all over the country!Read More
A thigh bone is found buried on the building site of a new student union building. Quincy is teaching a class at the university and soon involves himself and his students who the bone belonged to, how they died and possibly even who killed him. Not surprisingly Monaghan and Asten consider this a complete waste of time and want Quincy to get back to his job and stop bothering them.Read More
Quincy and Danny go on a fishing holiday to the beautiful lakeside town of Paradise, free from their troubles of restaurant managing and Dr. Asten. Almost as soon as they have started fishing a young woman pulls her boat alongside them and thanks Quincy for coming to investigate her mother's murder! Quincy has no idea what she is on about but is affected by her pleading and agrees to look into it.Read More
In a court appearance Quincy comes up against his old professor, Dr. Herbert Stone, who is an expert witness for the defence. Stone comes up with a completely different view of the medical evidence to Quincy, which cause him to become confused and unsure of his own opinion. Because of this the prosecution loses. Later they appear to be on opposite sides again in another case. Stone refutes evidence that Quincy has found that shows that a rich businessman died in a fire. Quincy is upset when the Assistant DA points out that his old professor is now just selling his expertise to whoever will pay him.Read More
Outside Danny's bar a man is the victim of a hit and run. The woman driving, or thought to be driving, the vehicle was Robbi Parker. She was a friend of Quincy's current girlfriend, Jenny. Danny wants Quincy's help because a new Californian law means that if he served Robbi drinks and allowed her to leave drunk he could be closed down.
Quincy examines the body and finds out that Robbi had had extensive plastic surgery, it also seems as if she didn't exist up until four months ago!Read More
Monahan wants someone to examine a body that he thinks is involved in â€˜smuggling' gems, a woman about to be autopsied is surprisingly found to be alive and Dr. Quincy is nowhere to be found. In his place is the brilliant, strict and feared Dr. Hiro.Read More
Asten's wife Melissa picks up a young boy wandering at the side of the road at night. Soon afterwards they are involved in an automobile accident. Quincy is told, Asten is out of town, and he goes and visits Melissa, and the boy. As soon as he sees Joey's bruises he knows that they are not new ones caused by the crash, they are older and look like being beaten caused them. He looks at the x-rays taken of the boy and they confirm his opinion that the boy is being abused, probably at the hands of his parents.Read More
After a talk at a university a student who wants his advice approaches Quincy. He thinks that a body that was donated to the university was murdered, that he didn't die accidentally as the records show. What makes it worse is that the body came from a top security prison wing, where the man was being held for his own safety at the time.Read More
Quincy is called in on his day off after a car crash victim is brought in and seems to have an extremely high level of radiation in his body. Ray Sanchez, who was helping out the now man, Bigelow, is arrested for manslaughter, even though Quincy is convinced of his innocence and makes no effort to hide his viewpoint.
To help Sanchez Quincy decides to look more into the radiation aspect of Bigelow's death and tries to dig into his background and find out where he worked.Read More
A well-known priest, who is running a crusade against pornography, is found dead in the room of a prostitute. She insists that he had a heart attack while she was â€˜with' him. Monahan cannot believe that Father Terrell would have betrayed his principles and wants Quincy to look very closely when he autopsies the body. Quincy finds some discrepancies and wants to do a more detailed investigation, starting with Carlo Dicassa, noted pornographer and enemy of the father.Read More
An old man dies in a sanatorium, Valleyview, seemingly of a coronary. His grandson doesn't think that he could have died that way and pays for the Medical Examiners office to do an autopsy. Quincy does the autopsy and tells David, the grandson, that there is nothing unusual about the death. All is done with until a young girl, Anne Freedman, dies at the sanatorium as well. Again the cause of death is not clear and Quincy begins to think that maybe someone is performing â€˜mercy killings' on patients that are in pain.Read More
At 4 am one morning Quincy is awoken by the arrival of a man at his boat. He is in a very bad shape and he dies before Quincy can do anything to save him. He takes him to the morgue and does an autopsy on him.
The next morning Quincy is surprised to find that his results and slides have not turned up. When he goes to find out why he finds out that they are not all that is missing, so is the body! Without any proof of a body everyone thinks that he must have been mistaken, especially when Monaghan visits the man's workplace and finds him there!Read More
After a championship bout a young boxer collapses and dies. His wife thinks that it wasn't an accident and asks Quincy, a friend of her husband's trainer and the coroner on call, to see if he can find out how he really died. Once Quincy has completed the autopsy he begins to wonder if the woman is right, there is certainly something that does not seem to be quite right with the death, something that is made even more certain when Quincy is approached by 4 thugs who tell him in no uncertain terms that he better hurry up and make his report.Read More
A rookie cop and his partner are called to a break in at a shop, when they arrive they go into a dark shop and start to search it. The criminal is still inside and when they find him an altercation ensues and ends up with the rookie cop shooting the burglar. After an autopsy Quincy quickly discovers that the story the rookie is telling is not the truth.
With a crusading TV reporter looking into police brutality Monahan wants Quincy to find out exactly what happened and why the rookie is lying before the reports condemn him and ruin his chance of a career in the police.Read More
Two labor leaders are fighting for votes from the farm workers in the Los Angeles area. When a young union worker dies, seemingly committing suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, both leaders come under suspicion. Even more so when Quincy announces in a press conference that he is not convinced that it was suicide, and that it may have been murder.Read More
When a kidnapper dies in a car crash after trying to pick up his ransom the only clue that will help the police find the missing boy is a half eaten apple. It is up to Quincy to use his medical expertise to uncover where the kidnapped boy has been hidden.Read More
The sudden, unexplained death of a Japanese martial artist movie star leaves Quincy without an assistant. Sam quits after urging him not to perform an autopsy on the man, as it is against the religion of his parents. Quincy tries to balance his need for knowledge, to find out how the man died, and the feelings of his best friend.Read More
After dealing with what seems to be an open and shut murder case Quincy is ready to close his findings. Then he receives a request from a friend of his runs a program that helps old and young people work together. It seems that the suspect is one of the boys in his program and he doesn't believe that he could have killed someone. Not only that but the program could lose it's funding if it is true, and this would be detrimental to both the old and young it helps. Quincy promises to look into the matter and see if he can help.Read More
While working late at the lab Quincy and Sam are taken hostage by syndicate chief Vincent DiNardi. He has been poisoned and wants the two medical examiners to find out how the toxin was administered. Once he knows that he can make sure arrangements are completed for his revenge before he dies.Read More
Finally getting to spend a bit of leave time with his latest flame, Barbara, Quincy heads off away from Los Angeles. They nearly get run off the road and then witness an accident. Quincy then finds himself in a life or death race to isolate a mysterious poison, found in the woman's body, that has already claimed two livesRead More
A patient dies just hours after having had a successful surgical operation. An â€˜Affirmative Action' doctor is suspended because of his â€˜mistake' and a friend of Quincy's decides that he will take the blame to save him, and the â€˜Affirmative Action' program. Quincy soon gets involved to try and save his friends job.Read More
A fire in a small motel room causes the death of the single woman occupying it. The evidence shows that the identity of the woman is Jessica Ross, the country's top newswoman. As Quincy begins a press conference confirming her death Jessica walks in through the door, declaring that the rumours of her death are unfounded. Quincy and Asten are shocked but soon Quincy doesn't believe that this woman is Ross, and that his original findings were correct. He thinks that the body was Jessica ross and this woman is an imposter.Read More
Quincy's latest ladyfriend moves into a new apartment and accidentally discovers two mummified bodies. He finds himself up against a group of oddball residents when he tries to find out what is going on, who the bodies belong to and where they came from.Read More
After four nights of continuous rain a man finds a body by his car. It had been washed down the mountains and ended up in his front yard. Once Quincy has completed the autopsy he announces that the man died of typhoid, an extremely infectious disease. The man had been illegally buried in the cemetery at the top of the mountain very recently. Quincy wants the whole cemetery checked to see if there are more infectious bodies buried up there but he comes up against a barrel load of red tape trying to get this authorized.Read More
Quincy investigates the death of a young man at a home for people who have comitted a crime but are considered mentally incapable and are therefore not sentenced to proper prison. His mother insists that he was forced to fight by the attendants, who run the place like prison warders, in a unofficial boxing contests against other inmates.Read More
Quincy delves into the world of cosmetic surgery after he autopsies a woman who killed herself because she hated the scars a botched operation caused. He discovers that the plastic surgeon isn't in fact a qualified plastic surgeon, only a qualified MD. The law allows anyone who has qualified as a doctor to call himself any kind of specialist he likes.Read More
A top children's TV star, and a friend of Quincy's, is shocked when his son dies of a drug overdose. He had no idea his son was even on drugs and is angry when he finds out that a doctor prescribed the drugs to him. Quincy and the star, Brock, go to visit the doctor and find an enormous queue of addicts waiting outside the surgery. They are all waiting with money in hand to buy a prescription from the doctor. Quincy and Brock set about trying to shut this doctor down and to help a young would be doctor in his attempts to get some sort of drug counseling support system set up in his college.Read More
Quincy continues in his quest to get close down Dr. Colella's surgery and stop him from continuing to issue prescriptions for drug addicts. This becomes less of a problem though after Marty Herrera, the young would be doctor, is arrested for killing Dr. Colella! Quincy doesn't believe the boy did it but finds that the evidence seems to be pointing straight at him.Read More
A large passenger jet crash-lands 40 miles outside LA. Quincy and Sam are sent out to start the identification of the bodies and to make sure that the crash scene is kept intact. Once the rest of the Coroners team has arrived and the positions of the bodies have been marked out they are all taken back to LA, where an autopsy has to be completed on each and every one of them, all one hundred of them! Quincy eventually discovers that a dangerous flammable gas was being carried by the plane, not illegal but extremely dangerous.
He then finds himself with two dilemmas to solve. The first being how to persuade the airlines that transporting this sort of flammable substance is not a good idea and secondly, to get an insurance company to accept that one of the unidentifiable bodies was that of a man they insured so that his wife and family can claim his life insurance.Read More
Monaghan asks Quincy to push the autopsy of a young car thief to the top of his priority list. The boys' friend is claiming that a police officer chased him down and killed him after they were stopped in their stolen car. When the autopsy is completed it can only confirm that the boy, Billy Harris, died to a bone broken in his neck, and not how it could have occurred. This information is enough to get the press printing stories of police brutality and a Californians for Constitutional Rights lawyer rushing in to defend Billy's friend Steve.Read More
A seventeen-year old girl collapses and dies after having had an abortion. The family wants an autopsy and tells Asten that they will pay for a private one. Quincy performs it and thinks that her death was caused by the negligence of the doctor who performed the abortion. He visits the doctor and the hospital and finds out that the doctor was drunk when he operated, proving this is hard though as he faces a conspiracy of silence.Read More
Quincy and Sam have to stay late, going over work that was completed by a Medical Examiner who, it turned out, wasn't qualified for the job. This makes Quincy miss yet another date with Lynne, his current girlfriend. When they do get together she proposes to him. He turns her down because he remembers how he treated Helen, his first wife. He was always working and never spending enough time with her. Later he feels guilty and decides to go and see Lynne and propose to her himself.Read More
Quincy is asked to do an autopsy on the body of a marine who died in an accident during his training. Harry Collier, a friend of Quincy's wants him to give a second opinion, to stop the press from calling the death a cover up. What Quincy finds though is what he thinks is evidence of a murder and he goes to the base to find out what did happen to cause the young soldiers death, and if necessary who caused it.Read More
While completing the autopsy of a construction worker who fell to his death Quincy spots some unusual abnormalities. He gets Sam to run some further tests to see if there was anything that could have made the man fall. The results show that he was killed by a large amount of pesticides, pesticides that were covering the tomatoes he had for lunch. Follow up investigations show that a dumpsite near the town of Rosewood is leaking. The chemicals are infecting the ground in and around the dumpsite and town.Read More
A world famous magician comes out of retirement to appear on a live television show after his most famous trick leads to the death of his protege. After the autopsy Quincy has to find out whether or not the first performance was a cover up for homicide or whether it was just an accident.Read More
An ailing woman's accidental death outrages Quincy when he discovers that she had been seeing a holistic doctor and had been treated with natural medicines rather than scientific ones. His opinion about the doctor responsible though is affected by his liking for her and it gives him something to think about.Read More
Quincy and Danny go to the tack and, while there, see a horse go wild in the stables. The horse kills one of the jockeys but, after completing his autopsy, Quincy thinks that it wasn't an accident! That someone murdered the man and tried to make it look as if the horse killed him. The problem Quincy has though is to actually prove his theory, and not even the purchasing of some horse hooves and the unusual step of autopsying a horse can help him. Though Asten has fits about the cost of both these steps to find the truth!Read More
The small nation of San Christos has a new progressive, America friendly, president. His hold on power is fragile and he could be toppled if the rumor of an American supplied Diphtheria vaccine is killing the children it is supposed to be saving.
Quincy and Sam are sent to the country to find out the truth and save the children, if they can.Read More
After performing an autopsy on a young woman Quincy finds out about a man called' Uncle Harry'. He preys on young girls, runaways, who arrive in Los Angeles alone and scared. Quincy helps Carol Treager, who runs a home for runaways whose lease is about to run out, to not only track down a missing young girl who was seen in the company of â€˜Uncle Harry' but to also try and get a new place for her and â€˜her' kids.Read More
Two customs officers want Quincy's help in catching arresting a diamond smuggling ring. A courier they were following was killed when a bus at the airport and, as Quincy is going to a Las Vegas to judge a Miss Coroner Contest; they want him to take the couriers place. He has to deliver the diamonds to a known mobster, something he really, really does not want to do!Read More
A policeman is killed while on a routine visit to a house. The killer turns out to be an old friend of Sam's, the gentlest man Sam has ever known. Arrested he admits that he killed the policeman and then, while in a cell, kills himself.
Sam is determined to find out what changed his friend and investigates. He finds radiation in the jawbone and uncovers the story of a military experience in Germany that involved torture and, possibly, the force-feeding of a radioactive drug. Can Sam prove that this is what caused his friend to kill and restore his good name?Read More
An evangelist whose church is being investigated by the government is found dead in a motel room., drugs and alcohol at his bedside table. Quincy is told to come up with the mode of death quickly, everyone wants to know how, and why, he died. The scientific results are borderline so Quincy asks Asten to authorize a psychological autopsy.Read More
â€˜R.W. Collins', a famous hijacker who escaped by parachuting out of a plane with his money five years ago is found dead, hanging from a tree in the National Park he bailed out over. He died before he hit the ground and has been hanging there, undiscovered, for 5 years now. Quincy and Sam are sent to the scene to see if they can find out whom the man really was. When they reach the park they find that things are a lot worse than they could have imagined, the anthrax particles he used to hijack the plane were released when the body was found and are spreading throughout the area infecting people who come into contact with it.Read More
Quincy has to autopsy a man who died at the county hospital. He is amazed at the ability of the Dr. who tried to save him. It turns out though that the patient was originally taken to a different hospital that turned the ambulance away because the man did not have any insurance.
Quincy visits the hospital and, after seeing the same thing happen again, decides to make sure that the owner, Dr. Rollins, does not get to buy another local hospital and run it the same way.Read More
On his way to a Forensic Pathologist convention in Sacramento, the Sheriff of a small town stops Quincy on the road. He was trying to stay awake by sticking his head out of the window. The Sheriff decides to put Quincy in jail for his own good. That night a fire starts in the cells and four men die. The towns' authorities call all the deaths accidental but Quincy, doing some of the autopsies to help the local Dr. is convinced that one of the victims was murdered.Read More
President Sarejo, the ruler of a small South American country, has come to America for some urgent hospital treatment. He brings with him most of his cabinet so that he can keep an eye on them while away. What with them and the large number of his countrymen protesting outside the hospital there are an awful lot of people who may want him dead.
It isn't him who dies though; first one of his cabinet and then another die of suspected heart attacks.Read More
A nurse seeks help from Quincy when a heart-attack victim dies at the medical center where she works. Her boss and the two doctors involved want her help in trying to cover up the true circumstances of what happened. She fears for her job if she doesn't help and her career if she does.Read More
Dr. Asten's niece is involved in a car accident while drunk and it is up to Quincy to try and establish whether she was the driver of the car or whether it was her friend, who died in the crash, who was driving. Asten gets Quincy to swap jobs with him for a day so that he can find out how hard it is to run the place.Read More
While investigating the sudden death of a high school gymnast Quincy begins to think that her teacher was giving her and her other students more than just coaching and advice. His discoveries lead him to think that she has been supplying them with steroids and other drugs.Read More
Asten forces Quincy to take some unwanted vacation time and brings in a temporary replacement, Dr. McCracken, a pathologist rather than a Medical Examiner. That very same day the body of a controversial Congressman, Laurence Bridges, is found at the bottom of a flight of stairs in his office. With the press and police wanting a quick answer to what happened to Brideges Quincy is convinced that McCracken will not do a thorough enough job. A personality clash occurs between him and McCracken as he tries to get himself involved in her case.Read More
Two days after winning a boxing championship a young boxer collapses and dies while looking at new cars. At the same time Danny's chef, Alfredo, goes to a cheap doctor for a hernia operation. A routine procedure but he dies during it. Quincy's investigations lead to a connection between the two. Frustrated with Quincy never being around when he needs him Asten supplies him with a pager. That way he can contact Quincy whenever he wants, much to the annoyance of Quincy.Read More
Two old Korean war buddies of Quincy's, Charlie and Max, have an accident in one of the planes owned by their company. Although the most badly injured of the two should have survived for some reason he dies in hospital. The police think that Charlie could have killed his partner because of another, bigger, company wanting to buy up theirs and Quincy sets out to prove that he would not have done such a thing to his best friend and partner.Read More
A father finds his son dead, having taken a drug overdose. Knowing this will affect his wife he decides to report it as an accidental drowning. Quincy's friend Volmer is the local coroner and politics lead to him not being able to autopsy the boy. He asks Quincy to help him out.
If that was not enough he also has to deal with a textile mill boss who refuses to fix irregularities at work and when an accident happens wants to hide the truth.Read More
Sam tries to persuade the authorities to take notice of a new process he has developed to help track down killers. His tooth print process shows that the man the police have as their suspect in a rape case is not the man who did it. The bite mark has to have come from another person. His process being unknown though means that it is not accepted or believed.Read More
Mr. & Mrs. Estes have baby twins and with Bill Estes working all day Madeline is finding it harder and harder to look after the two boys. One night one of the twins dies suddenly in its sleep. All the medical and police personnel involved thinks that the baby died from SID (Sudden Infant Death) Syndrome, but a new, young and ambitious ME, Dr. Gauge, thinks that it was battered and calls in Lt. Monahan.
Bill, remembering how his wife was getting angry with the workload of looking after both babies begins to think that she could have killed their son.Read More
Quincy rushes to an Arizona Native American reservation when he hears that his foster son, Chester, is suffering from bubonic plague. When he confirms this and tries to warn the local authorities he finds that they have no interest in the potential disaster. They are much more concerned with the forthcoming opening of a new country club that will bring tourists to the area. They have a big golf competition planned with many big names arriving and they don't want to cause a panic that would ruin the resort before it has even opened.Read More
Asten sends Quincy and Sam, at the request of Archbishop Vallejo, to San Remos, Mexico. They are sent to a small village where a young woman is seemingly curing people of their illnesses. She says that she gained her powers from some bones she found in a cave. Quincy and Sam have to join a group of eminent scientists trying to determine how old the bones are and whether they could possibly belong to a legendary missionary from the time of the Incas.Read More
Quincy is hired as a technical director for a movie that is recreating a famous homicide case. Watching the murder scene being filmed convinces him that the real murderer is still loose and that the woman in jail for the crime was innocent. He sets out to find the truth but is hampered by the reluctance of the woman convicted to get involved. She only has a few months now until her parole hearing and if she is still trying to prove her innocence she has no chance of getting out if Quincy fails to find the real killer.Read More
When Quincy sits on a jury for a homicide case he realizes that there are errors in the evidence, which could lead to the conviction of an innocent man. Not being one to sit by without doing anything he is soon causing uproar in the court with his constant questioning and interrupting.Read More
Polly Carmody, a young 9 year old girl, is murdered and found in a refuse bin. The police quickly pick up a suspect but Lt. Alex Markasian thinks that he doesn't fit the profile of a child murderer. He is much more interested in the fact that the 'father' of Polly is in fact her stepfather, and has only been in the house for a couple of months. When the arrested suspects blood type doesn't match the blood found on the victioms clothing Donald Thompson, the stepfather, becomes an even more likely suspect. This is made even more likely when Alex and Quincy discover some disturbing things in Thompsons' background.Read More
A young boy, Jeffrey, dies when he falls from a building, after being chased in there. After the autopsy a doctor turns up wanting to have the brain. Jeffrey had Tourette's Syndrome and the doctor wants to try and find out what causes it and how to cure it. This is the only way he can research it as the drug companies don't think they could make enough money to make it worth their while.Read More
A club near Danny's burns down killing the owner, Lou Chesler. His wife, Elizabeth, is suspected of causing her husband's death, especially by an insurance investigator for the company that held her husbands' life assurance policy. He thinks she has also killed previous men in her life and warns the latest one that he could be next. The latest one is, of course, Quincy.Read More
A group of concerned citizens patrol their neighborhood to help keep crime off the streets. After chasing an armed criminal into a warehouse a gun battle takes place and they shoot the man. When examining the body Quincy proves he hadn't fired a gun and was so drunk he couldn't even have stood up at the time. He was not, and could not have been the thief they chased into the building. The vigilantes now look as if they are going to be charged with murder, will Quincy be able to help them?Read More
Sam and Quincy are attending a job fair for students when a woman falls down an escalator, just after shouting at someone who has been following her. While she is in hospital it is discovered she has a severe case of posttraumatic amnesia. A high price assassin is caught in her hospital room not long afterwards and leads to even more interest in who she is and why someone would want her dead.Read More
A young girl is injured in a car accident and rushed to a hospital by the paramedics. Her father who is severely injured is sent to a trauma center instead because he is a more serious case. The father survives and the daughter dies. The difference between a trauma center and an ER was what saved the man. City regulations make it hard for the center to get enough patients and it is about to get closed down unless Quincy can help.Read More
Quincy and Janet finally get some time off and go on a weeks cruise. They are looking forward to some rest and relaxation together.
Before long their holiday is interrupted. Quincy is visited, late one night, by the captain. One of his crew has been murdered and he would like Quincy's advice. The murderer is caught but he has died before the morning and an autopsy reveals that he could have died from an infectious disease. A disease that could already be spreading throughout the ship!Read More
A nineteen-year old boy, with a malignant tumor, dies in a car accident. Quincy does the autopsy and meets the family. He goes to meet Dr. Pendleton, a doctor who deals with people who are close to death, and wants to learn how to deal with people who have just identified a loved one in a more dignified way. He spends some time with the doctor and even takes his place for a while.Read More
A truck driver dies just days after being splashed by a caustic chemical he was illegally dumping. Quincy uncovers the cause of his death and investigates further, trying to find where the chemicals were dumped before it rains and a dangerous chemical cloud is created.Read More
After a teenager dies from taking a seemingly harmless pill, Quincy sets out to shut down the highly dangerous, but legal, trade in â€˜look-alike' drugs. He tries to find out why it is legal to make such pills and concentrates on closing down a small, local shop that sells the pills.Read More
A man is mugged and killed in a park, fortunately the killer is quickly found and arrested. Sometime later a gang member kills a young boy. The autopsy shows that the same gun killed the boy and the mugged man.
Quincy takes it upon himself to track down the weapon and make sure that it cannot be used to kill anyone else.Read More
When a prized racehorse, belonging to Nelson Spencer a friend of Quincy's, dies suddenly after a big race, an insurance investigation uncovers foul play. The expert insurance investigator sent by the insurance company is Quincy's latest girlfriend. A situation that causes problems for Quincy, stuck between his girlfriend and his friend.Read More
A big fire strikes at a hotel. The Coroner's Office is called in to deal with the fatalities. Most of the victims died from smoke inhalation rather than from the actual fire. Investigations prove it was arson and a suspect is quickly found. Quincy doesn't believe they have caught the right man though and helps out an insurance investigator, Jake Carter, look into it further.Read More
A doctor persuades a couple that their new baby, which was born with Down's syndrome, will not have any life outside of hospitals and institutions. The child is then allowed to starve to death, something that causes a second doctor to ask for the original one to be charged with murder. Quincy investigates and finds out more about how children with Down's syndrome are treated in the world. To do this he visits a family that look after six children on their own.Read More
A family is violently murdered in their own home. The man arrested is the son and brother of the family members. He is a schizophrenic who blames everything on â€˜The Beast', an alter ego inside his head who can take him over if he stops taking his medication. Quincy thinks, after talking with the DA, that he could be making it all up to get off on an insanity plea and tries to prove his theory.Read More
An old man at a hospital for respiratory disorders drops dead after going for a walk during a smog alert. Quincy's autopsy reveals lungs that had some kind of inflammation, caused by the pollutants being pumped into the air by the oil refineries near the sanatorium. Refineries that are meant to cut back their emissions during a smog alert!Read More
An ex-nurse, who served in Vietnam and suffered nightmares because of it, is found dead in her apartment. Her best friend, who was also a nurse in Vietnam, tries to help find the killer but has problems of her own. She suffers her own nightmares from the war and begins to fall deeper into depression and alcohol. The same thing happens to many vets when they come back from the war and Quincy wants to help her, if he can.Read More
With no doctor around and a shortage of staff, Lynn Buchanan, a nurse decides to ease a patients pain by giving him medication. The patient dies and nurse Buchanan is suspended, even though the doctor's chart didn't say she shouldn't have done it. The rest of the nursing staff go on strike, her suspension being the last straw. Asten gets Quincy to look a bit closer than normal (Quincy look closer than normal!) when he does the autopsy because his wife is in the same hospital and was looked after by Lynn Buchanan.Read More
A man who was a prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps is run down and killed after he recognizes the man who was his tormentor in the camp. He manages to get a message sent to his friend, Heime, before his death and he tries to convince Quincy that it was murder, not an accident. At the same time Heime, who runs a Holocaust museum, has to deal with a rich, powerful man who spends his time proclaiming that the Holocaust never happened.Read More
A woman, Vicki Maguire, who has suffered from agoraphobia, manages to finally leave her house, for the first time in seven years. While walking her dog along the beach beside her house she looks in through the window of another house, and witnesses what she thinks is a woman being strangled. The police are called and when Monahan and Brill get to the house there is no body, no sign of a struggle and a completely different man in residence. No one believes her story, except for her psychologist Dr. Rainer, and she goes to see Quincy. She persuades him that the woman wasn't seeing things and that he should help her find out the truth, before she suffers a relapse and will never be able to leave her house again.Read More
Quincy is going to be testifying in the appeal of a big mob boss, Victor Ramsay, and his evidence is vital to him staying in prison. Ramsay and his people have other ideas though and have a plan to guarantee his release. They kill the only witness and then set about making sure that Quincy is discredited. Once this is done Quincy and the D.A. have three weeks to come up with more evidence or Victor Ramsay will be released.Read More
Rear Admiral Mckenzie, an old colleague of Quincy's, dies while opening a naval museum named after him. A simple autopsy causes confusion for Quincy and Asten when they encounter a naval commander desperate for the body, 3 Mrs. Mckenzies and the presence of a microchip inside his stomach. Soon Quincy has his Naval reserve status reactivated and finds himself involved in the cat and mouse affairs of espionage and counter espionage.Read More
A German shepherd, bought as a family pet, savages and kills a young girl. Quincy investigates and finds out that there are absolutely no rules or regulations regarding dog trainers. He decides that he wants to do something about this but soon realizes that not only is this near impossible but that there is also more to this particular situation then it first seemed.Read More
A fraternity â€˜hazing' stunt goes badly wrong and a young man, Cary Stadler, dies. The other students panic and cover up how he died by placing his body in another place. Seeing as Quincy is the ME who deals with the case their attempt is very quickly uncovered. He proves that the story they are telling the police is complete fabrication. Proving they were involved and proving exactly what happened are two completely different things though, and there seems to be nothing that the police can arrest the boys for.Read More
When a young girl is killed in a drive by shooting a young 14 year-old boy is quickly arrested. The boy, Ethan, was part of a special program trying to get kids out of gangs and trouble. Ethan denies having had anything to do with the shooting, but if he doesn't tell who did do it or if Quincy and the probation people cannot find them then not only will he end up in prison but the special program will be closed down.Read More
After a life saving heart bypass operation Ted Markham's brother dies from complications. He is incensed that his brother died from what should have been a simple operation. He wants, and pays for, an autopsy from the Coroner's office and Quincy is given the job.
When he has completed the autopsy Quincy believes that the eminent surgeon, Dr. Royce, who was supposed to have done the operation didn't really do it. He thinks that a practice known as â€˜ghosting' took place and that a young resident did the operation in his place.Read More
A medical examiner starts making basic mistakes, mistakes that are putting her job on the line and are caused by her alcohol binges. She is heading deeper and deeper into alcoholism and it may be that only Quincy can help her before she falls too far.Read More
A new pathologist (Walter Ross) is working in the lab who is disabled. When he looks into a case of electrocution of a handicapped baby (Sturge â€“ weber disease) he is convinced that the baby was murdered by its father, Quincy's friend, Gerald Preston.
Quincy is alarmed at Walter's blinkered view and decides to investigate Walters findings for himself.Read More
Quincy has to testify in the court of a small town. The witnesses in the case are pressurized into lying and Harry Muller, a bullying murderer, goes free. Within half an hour of the court case having been dismissed Harry Muller is found dead. The six men in the shop where he died all say they killed him, firing one shot each from his gun. The police chief is happy to call the death self defense but Quincy knows that it was murder and insists he will find out which one of them really killed him.Read More
Emily comes to see Quincy about a young 18 year-old boy he has just completed an autopsy on. He died while slamdancing at a punk rock club, killed while dancing to lyrics about death, lack of hope and violence. She had been counseling his girlfriend Abby and is worried about her. Quincy's report declares that the punk music Zack listened to was a part of the cause of his death but the main reason was an ice pick in his back. Punk music and its lyrics come under the spotlight as Quincy tries to find evidence to prove who killed Zack.Read More
During an attempted armed robbery a hostage is shot by a police officer by accident. The police immediately suspend him and threaten to kick him off the force. He wants Quincy to use his forensic skills to defend him and prove that the shooting was righteous.Read More
Michael Moroshima, a cop working undercover with the Asian task force and Sam's best friend, is killed while listening in on a deal between the Yakuza and the Mafia. Sam explains to Quincy all about the Yakuza and the Japanese code of honor that means his friend's father will try to find his son's killer and exact revenge. Sam tries to prevent this from happening but finds himself getting into deeper trouble himself.Read More
At the end of a school day a young girl gets into a cab for her daily ride home. She doesn't arrive there and a search is soon started. The real cab driver is soon found and he gives a description of the man who attacked him and the cab is soon found abandoned and examined for forensic evidence.
Then all of a sudden a man who fits the description walks into a police station. He is alone and refuses to confirm or deny anything. All he will let the authorities know is that Quincy and Professor Hillman (the kidnapped girl's grandfather) are covering up a murder.Read More
After his furniture warehouse is burnt down Ted Locke, a friend of Quincy's finds he is suspected of arson and murder. A lack of evidence makes the DA reluctant to press charges though. Enter Federal Prosecutor Philip St.John, he suggests avoiding a normal court trial and charges Locke with mail fraud, based on his claims for payment from his insurance company, which allows him to bring him before a Federal Grand Jury. When the â€˜trial' starts Quincy discovers that there a literally no rules in a grand jury and the defendant can have no representation to help in defending himself. Quincy decides that he is not going to stand for this and tries to help his friend out.Read More
The body of a young girl is found at the side of a highway. Quincy determines that the body was moved after she died. Monahan thinks that her boyfriend, Toby Kenyon, killed her but he tells the police that she killed herself. Quincy believes the boy and asks Emily to do a psychological autopsy on the dead girl. This involves talking to her friends, family and teachers about she acted and talked over the last few weeks of her life.Read More
A young boy, Tim, goes to do some welding at his workplace and ends up dying in an explosion. One of Asten's top field investigators, Arnold Chatham, thinks that it should not have happened. He discovers that Tim couldn't read and continues his investigation while Quincy tries to find out how someone who couldn't read managed to get through school.Read More
An accident at a club leaves JJ Chandler, a top country singer, badly burned and in intensive care. Sgt, Wendell, a narcotics cop, believes Chandler freebasing cocaine caused the accident; the only problem is getting any proof, or a witness. While Wendell is trying to find someone who will testify Quincy begins to realize how many drug overdose victims he has dealt with during his time with the coroners office. He decides that there must be something he can do about it and means to do everything he can to stop the proliferation of drugs in Los Angeles.Read More
Quincy and Emily's wedding is fast approaching and there are many things that still need arranging. Emily has brought in Winslow, a wedding arranger to help. While the wedding arrangements are proceeding a body comes into the coroner's office, an old man who died of natural causes in a rest home, just after his 65th wedding anniversary. After the autopsy the wife of the deceased man, Edna, comes in to see Quincy and tells him that she killed her husband.Read More
Emily calls off the wedding when Quincy fails to make it to the rehearsal, the last straw as far as she is concerned. Quincy seems to be more interested in the tales Edna has to tell about her husbands' death. Was it murder as she claims or are her statements just the ravings of a mad woman?Read More
Quincy and Emily receive the use of a Judge friends' mountain cabin for their honeymoon. They picture a long romantic week alone, skiing and sitting in front of an open log fire. When they arrive they are disappointed to find that there are other guests as well. All the guests are involved in law enforcement of some form or other and all know each other. They soon realize that the last time they saw each other al together was on when they all worked on the same case, a year ago. The man they all helped convict escaped jail and has never been heard of or seen since. When the judge doesn't arrive they all decide to go out looking for him in case there has been an accident. When they find his car, caught up in a snowdrift blocking the only way down the mountain, and his body inside it they all begin to worry whether the missing criminal is planning his revenge.Read More
A midwife, Olivia, is approached in the street and asked to help deliver a baby. She knows that she should not get involved but can see that the mother's friend is desperate for help. She goes to their aid but the baby dies in childbirth. The hospital they rushed the baby to when it became apparent that she couldn't help decides that her negligence caused the baby's death. The next thing Olivia knows she is being arrested for murder! Dr. Reed, a friend of Olivia's, visits Quincy and asks him to do his own autopsy on the baby. She hopes that he will find something that will help clear her friend.Read More
Dr. Asten asks Quincy to stop of on his way to his fishing holiday to do an autopsy on a young boy. The coroner in the area wants back up evidence to help him close down the foster child home that was looking after the boy and other children. To help out one boy Emily and Quincy get the local authorities to try out a new scheme. The idea of this scheme is that a qualified therapist lives with the troubled family to try and stop any flashpoints from occurring, hoping that this will then enable the family to be able to live happily together.Read More
An old lady is attacked and killed in her own apartment. Quincy is horrified that someone could so callously attack an old woman and is determined to find evidence that will convict the killer.
Later, after an evening visit to her apartment looking for more evidence Quincy himself is attacked and mugged, leaving him scared to go out in the dark and making him jump at every sound.Read More
An old lady is shot and killed by a burglar in her own home. When he arrives Quincy recognizes her as being one half of a couple of entertainers he saw in his youth. He remembers reading about their brilliance and wonders what happened to her old partner, Morris Perlmutter. He tries to find as much evidence as he can and then decides that he is going to find Morris. Meanwhile Morris is trying to get his big break in TV with the part of an old man in a play that is going to be broadcast live.Read More
Kenny Kelso, a young father, is seriously injured in a work accident and loses his arm. His arm is found and the paramedics take both him and his limb to a new place, Experiment Hope, where it may be possible to reattach them. The Doctor in charge, Gabriel McCracken, is the man behind the revolutionary new techniques and does everything he can to make sure that Kenny will be able to use his arm again.Read More