This is a reference book about the TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, starring Darren McGavin. It includes the 20 episodes that aired 1974-75 as well as the two made-for-TV pilot films. The book includes complete cast listings, numerous photographs, directorial credits, original dates of transmission, and a synopsis of each episode. Chicago INS wire service reporter Carl Kolchak investigated mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up. The cases frequently involved science fiction or supernatural themes including fantastic creatures.