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A Penknife in My Heart

(1958)
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First published in 1958, A Penknife in My Heart tells the story of how two men - total strangers - establish the perfect alibis by arranging to switch victims. Ned Stowe will kill Stuart Hammer's wealthy uncle for which service Hammer is to eliminate Stowe's neurotic wife, Helena. The men plot and the plan - with its horrifyingly simple premise - is solidified...

'More convincing, more detailedly thought-through than Highsmith's [Strangers on a Train].' - The New York Times

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Nicholas Blake's A Penknife in My Heart

Hardback Editions

June 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: Penknife in My Heart
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-7278-0023-X / 978-0-7278-0023-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Penknife in My Heart (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-7089-5106-6 / 978-0-7089-5106-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford (Large Print)
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November 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Penknife in My Heart
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
ISBN: 0-06-080521-8 / 978-0-06-080521-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Penknife in My Heart
Author(s): Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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