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Edge of Fear

Short Story (4,090 words)

Sophie, a young woman married to Paul, a convicted armed robber, and mother of his child, believes that he has died trying to escape from Devil's Island. However, he has escaped and accosts her, demanding that she and the boy go and live with him. But first he takes her along on a revenge mission.

Argosy, April 1956

Included in Crime and Detection, ed. John Higgins.