Aah, crime fiction of the 1930s, and classic crime fiction at that. Walter Huff is an insurance man who fantasises about the perfect insurance crime. When he meets Phyllis Nirdlinger, the wife of a client, they begin a strange affair and plot the murder of her (insured) husband. But Huff finds that he is getting into a lot more than even he bargained for.

Tense and clean, but not one for you if you are (a) someone in whom feminist passion is easily aroused or (b) someone who cannot take seriously the suggestion that someone called Phyllis could really be either beautiful or dangerous. Blue rinse, more like…

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