A Penknife In My Heart.

"it was shortly after entering the bar of the Nelson Arms on a Saturday in August, 1955, that Charles Hammer first perceived how he might commit the perfect murder": First Edition of Nicholas Blake's A Penknife in my Heart

A Penknife In My Heart.

BLAKE, Nicholas. [Cecil Day-Lewis].


Item Number: 109367

London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1958.

First edition of Cecil Day-Lewis’ classic mystery story, written under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

Written by Cecil Day-Lewis under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake, A Penknife in My Heart tells the story of how two strangers establish the perfect alibis by arranging to switch victims. Ned Stowe agrees to kill Charles Hammer's wealthy uncle for which service Hammer is to eliminate Stowe's neurotic wife, Helena. The men plot and the plan, with its horrifyingly simple premise, is solidified. "A brilliant piece of work. Nicholas Blake is a master of the detective story" (Daily Telegraph).

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