Two men—total strangers—establish the perfect alibis by arranging to switch victims. Ned Stowe will kill Stuart Hammer's wealthy uncle for which service Hammer is to eliminate Stowe's neurotic wife, Helena. Too farfetched? Perhaps. But the men plot and the plan—with its horrifying simple premise—is solidified....
Original title: A Penknife in My Heart
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery
- The plot is similar to the Patricia Highsmith novel Strangers on a Train as well as the movie based on that novel. Nicholas Blake insisted that the similarities were coincidental and that he had never seen the movie nor read the book. Two characters' names were changed in later editions because they were the same as those of characters from the Highsmith novel.
- Cover design by One+One Studio
- For Barbara and Geoffrey