A story of murder and the murderer, of the commonplace little man, Philip, whose wife goads him once too often. With her out of the way, and safe, though the police suspect him, his hopes for a peaceful life are shattered when blackmail hits him. He murders again, and is again in the clear. But he can't see another suffer for his crime and confesses. Likable and sympathetic picture of a killer, and analysis of the purgatorial emotional state. In the es tradition.