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It never pays off

Short Story, 2070 words

A group of convicts discuss escaping and one of them relates an earlier attempt to escape from Parkhurst and how it went wrong.

Escaping from Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight features in two other Canning works, the short story Breakaway and the novel The Hidden Face.

Everybody's, 23 July, 1955.

Included in Crime and Detection, ed. John Higgins.