By Fredric Brown
BILL TRACY, ex-newspaperman and radio script author, needed to discover who used to be utilizing his homicide plots... for keeps.
Brown's novel approximately an ex-reporter who, dissatisfied together with his profession writing a radio cleaning soap opera, seems to be to create a brand new express, dubbed "Murder should be Fun," and alter genres. issues get dicey while killings ensue, utilizing our hero's unpublished scripts as a template.
First released 1948
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Phyllis wore a striking red dress and Don had pulled screaming red swim shorts over his white pants to test if I would notice. I did. Big laugh! ― 143 ― Over the years Don has been one of the few people close enough and honest enough to laugh with me over the punches, to have a good time when I mixed a brown with a black shoe. Others were often hesitant to mention such things. For me this kind of laughter from friends bridged the gap, made the whole matter more human, less coldly distant. It is good now to feel that laughter carrying on.
She found no iritis flaring up. The retina continued to look good. Pressure was 13. She said with this start the vision would get much better. I asked if I could hope for something like 20/80, and she said maybe better than that, perhaps even to the point of daytime driving. Tonight at nine o'clock we watched the premiere of "Mr. Sunshine" on ABC. It was the same episode that Gene Reynolds sent while interviewing me as a blind professor. The lines were so familiar, but now for the first time I saw the action, saw Jeffrey Tambor with his beard, noticed the improbable speed with which he covered strange distances (confirming Shirley's earlier observation).
There was Sarah Stage, whom I felt I knew so well; I saw her round, warm face, immediately appealing. Ed Gaustad's kindly chiseled face swam up through the mists of time. I suppose I can be excused for not paying much attention to the discussion. Tonight at home Shirley and I lit the fireplace and I watched in fascination all those nervous, blue and orange tongues as if I had never seen them before. The sound of the fire used to be soothing, but the color and movement easily double the pleasure.
A Plot for Murder (Murder Can Be Fun) by Fredric Brown