F. Hugh Herbert’s Perfectly Calm Murder

KISS-2Stories from Suspense Magazine #2 Summer 1951: “The Perfectly Calm Murder”
by F. Hugh Herbert.

A man who has just murdered his much older wife, recounts how he came to the deed and where he slipped up in getting away with it.

Herbert was a playwright and screenwriter. His play, Kiss and Tell ran on broadway for years and was made into a film, released in 1945, starring Shirley Temple as Corliss Archer. A sequel, A Kiss for Corliss (1949), retitled as Almost a Bride, was scripted by Howard Dimsdale. The sequel co-stared David Niven and was Temple’s final film at the age of 21.