Best-selling novelist Peter Cheyney dictates part of his new novel to his secretary.
Titles read: "Personality! Meet - ????".
Location of events unknown.
In a living room we see a man wearing a belted jacket pacing about and dictating to a woman taking shorthand. The man wears a monocle and has a cigarette holder. Commentator asks us to guess the man's identity, then reveals it is Britain's best-selling author Peter Cheyney.
Natural sound as we hear Peter dictating part of his 28th novel. Sounds like a war thriller. Peter stops to ask his secretary "How did we kill that fellow in the last book?". She replies "He was stabbed by a woman in a taxi cab, Mr Cheyney". He carries on, then we dissolve into live footage of the action.
Two men meet in a dark alleyway. One asks the other for a light then takes out a knife and stabs him dead (dramatic music on the lead up!). The killer says "Thank you" in a plummy voice then walks off.
Dissolve back to Cheyney's living room as he calls out, "That'll do for the day... I've had it!". He lies down on a sofa and puts his feet up.