Richard Hull outdoes himself in a suave savage tour de force, brilliantly executed, outstripping The Murder of My Aunt, which hitherto held the laurels in its class. This is the story of two people, a soft, spoiled sponger, who murders his butler when the latter turns blackmailer, and the narrator, the lawyer to whom he turns for aid. The lawyer lets him use his apartment as a hideout, engineers his escape -- and the escape turns into murder. 'Nough said -- read it yourself. Cold, ironic, witty --and a clever job.