A tight, almost concentrated episode, wherein the witness to a murderer's exit is hired by the murderer to find that...

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THE BIG CLOCK

A tight, almost concentrated episode, wherein the witness to a murderer's exit is hired by the murderer to find that witness. The story is told by incidents related by six persons. You see George Stroud, a rolling stone, making a successful play for Pauline, mistress of his boss of multi-magazine fame, Janoth. When Janoth kills Pauline, Stroud, as editor of Crimeways, is told to find the man who saw Janoth leaving Pauline's apartment. Stroud hunts himself; he uses all the research staff Janoth has placed at his disposal; he sees the portrait the investigation builds up; he watches as escape becomes impossible -- and he is saved by a last minute reprieve. Written with the slick touch of the magazine field -- a psycho thriller in suspense field. Neat twist to a yarn with a double market. Better than average plus.

Pub Date: Sept. 19, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1946