"Time To Think."
By Geoffrey Williamson (1897-1976).
Illustration by Ronald Lampitt (?-?; HERE).
First appearance: The Passing Show, August 6, 1938.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at Archive.org (HERE).
". . . a kidnapped millionaire who wanted to become a dead loss."
Perfect murders are just about impossible to pull off—and that goes for perfect kidnappings, too . . . .
"Give me time to think."
". . . the chauffeur, who was likewise armed . . ."
"You're a wise guy, all right."
~ The doctor:
"Take us to him."
- Not much info is available concerning Geoffrey Williamson; FictionMags's thumbnail: "Died in Shepway, Kent." Williamson's short fiction publications in various genres stretched from 1924 to 1950, his only series character being Silva de Cruz (2 stories in The 20-Story Magazine, 1925); Williamson's final work was in nonfiction articles in the mid-to-late 1960s.