MURDER TAKES A WIFE by James A. Howard
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MURDER TAKES A WIFE

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The mark of Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice) may bar this from polite circles but the tricks here have news value. Jeff Allen, operating as a one-man murder incorporated, cleans up on unwanted wives and mothers, covers himself with respectability as a salesman for pharmaceutical companies, and, gambling on new business in Fort Worth, runs into obstacles for perfect executions. Involved in killing two women he is also given a straight big business chance and, diddled by fate, he loses out on everything-even living with himself. A sharp shocker.

Pub Date: Sept. 2nd, 1958
Publisher: Dutton