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The Golf Widower

Short story (1,970 words)

Eric Passmore plays golf regularly with three close friends (as did Canning himself). He is not pleased when his wife decides to take up the game, even less pleased when she shows far more talent at it than he does. When he suspects that she is having an affair with the club professional, he decides to murder her. His plan seems foolproof, but will he get away with it?

This Week, 24 November, 1963
Reprinted as "The Handicap" in Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine, No 13 (Vol. 2), August 1965, pages 42 – 47.

Included in Crime and Detection, ed. John Higgins.