|'Suicide Mission' (10500 words.)
The heat of the early afternoon sun lay like a hot compress on
the back of Maldon's neck, and he felt as though his hair was
"This story will undoubtedly revive the old controversies about
a man going into his past and killing his grandfather -- in this
case the murderer doesn't know his victim at all not just why
he is going to kill him. "Only that he must -- if he can."
(Blurb of the Year, 1954). Maldon time-jumps twenty years
into the past to murder his own grandfather, Henry Steenson, when
he was a mere stripling. As for the motive, I won't spoil
White's cunningly overcomplicated plot if I tell you that the
Clue is in the Title.
Synopsis by Graham Andrews