By Milward Kennedy (Milward Kennedy Burge, 1894-1968).
First appearance: The Manchester Guardian, 1930 (FictionMags).
Reprinted in The Second Omnibus of Crime (1932), Great Crime Stories (1936), Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (1937), and Lilliput, July 1937.
Short short short story (4 pages).
Online at UNZ (HERE).
|Sorry, Edgar, they misspelled your name—again.|
"That gas-oven, sir, that looks like suicide, doesn't it, sir?"Here's the thing about the perfect crime, see: It's got to be perfect, or it'll just turn into a sloppy mess . . .
~ The police sergeant:
"I can understand how it is he's forgotten every blamed thing about what happened
last night, but—Hallo, sir, what's up?"
~ Rupert Morrison:
"The important thing was to be thorough. He had no alibi, and knew that it would be
folly to fake one."
~ George Manning:
"George Manning on the other hand had grown foolish, for he had not troubled to
discover whether his victim had changed."
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― Eilís Dillon