Synopsis

A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark $9.99

Marcel Achard & Harry Kurnitz

Published by Samuel French Inc

A good hearted, guileless child of nature is hauled before the magistrate on a charge of murder, having been found unconscious, nude, and clutching a gun, with her lover dead beside her

What is most shocking to the magistrate is the complete frankness with which she describes her life as a parlor maid and her affairs with both the dead chauffeur and her aristocratic employer

She is so ingenious that the magistrate, at the risk of his juridical neck, decides that she could not have committed the murder

The investigation expands to include both the aristocratic employer, who cannot answer yes or no in less than a paragraph and whose own polysyllables make him yawn, and his wife who descended in direct line from Attilla the Hun and looks it

She has been having an affair with her husband's best friend

The magistrate finds the right culprit and the open hearted little parlor maid offers herself to him as a present

REVIEWS

"A bubbling, saucy comedy... A light, tasty souffle" ~ N.Y. Times

"Naughtiness has rarely been so belligerently honest" ~ N.Y. Herald Tribune

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