FIRST PRINTING 1959
COVER ART BY 'KING'
At a time when most crime stories conform increasingly to one or two well-worn patterns, it is refreshing to come across so original a writer as Jack Trevor Story, whose short novel, The Trouble with Harry, was made into a successful film by Alfred Hitchcock. This new book, his first full-length thriller, is a thoroughly unusual, originally planned and entertaining novel.
Harry Jukes is a rock 'n' roll, skiffle-playing Teddy Boy convicted of the murder of a policeman, but Dr. Anne Dyson, a young and somewhat unconventional psychiatrist, is convinced he is innocent, and sets out to prove it. How she does so keeps the reader spellbound.
The author's huge sense of humour gives the book an altogether unexpected quality, and his ingenious weaving of plot and sub-plot compels attention. This book is at the same time a cynical and sentimental, a crude and accomplished, slice of life-in fact an explosive experiment in impudence which adds up to one of the most inventive thrillers in years.