The publisher shift after these many, many years isn't the only difference--there are also no special atmospheric effects, horizontal or vertical, in what seems to be a simple story of marital disaffection as told by writer Walter haines. His wife has left him for the attractive, prominent actor Max Ryland who subsequently dumps her, then is murdered. The interest of the story lies in Waiter's confession, and that of another man--which is valid? Both seem unlikely to the reader and the police but that's the sneaky ambiguity of the book. Come what may and not much does of it, the title is automatically self-fulfilling.