By Henry Slesar
Henry Slesar wrote greater than forty tales that have been selected for the vintage tv express, Alfred Hitchcock Presents.Irony, now not suspense, is the foremost factor within the nineteen tales through Slesar provided during this assortment. whereas irony usually turns out a spinoff of cynicism, Anatole France referred to as it "the final part of disillusion." For Hitchcock and his writers, irony, not only suspense, was once the foundation of storytelling, in addition to its consistent partners: humor and pity.Hitchcock first noticed Slesar’s paintings in Ellery Queen’s secret journal. the tale, entitled "M Is for the Many," turned an episode known as "Heart of Gold." A lonely, orphaned younger guy simply out of felony calls at the family members of his cellmate. They "adopt" him and he's chuffed for the 1st time in his life—until he learns that their kindness is directed towards checking out the place his cellmate concealed the cash he stole.In his advent Henry Slesar says, "Hitchcock constantly liked an exceptional comic story. He additionally liked an exceptional tale. i have not wanted a extra enjoyable commendation than the truth that he loved those during this book."
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Selvey said sharply. "He was guilty as sin, and you know it. Why, the evidence was clear-cut. " "That's right. The way you handled things, they did the only thing they could. But let's face it, Warren. With another prosecutor, maybe they would have done something else. " Selvey couldn't hold back the smile any longer. It illumined his long, sharp-chinned face, and he felt the relief of having it relax his features. He leaned back against the thick cushion of the car. "Maybe so," he said. "But I though he was guilty, and I tried to convince everybody else.
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