By Fredric Brown
BILL TRACY, ex-newspaperman and radio script author, needed to discover who used to be utilizing his homicide plots... for keeps.
Brown's novel approximately an ex-reporter who, disillusioned together with his occupation writing a radio cleaning soap opera, seems to be to create a brand new convey, dubbed "Murder might be Fun," and alter genres. issues get dicey while killings take place, utilizing our hero's unpublished scripts as a template.
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