It was a dark and stormy night as the first storm of the season passes through New Bedford. The storm has knocked out the power in town and the telephone lines at the hotel are malfunctioning. Along with this, the latest police serial magazine has hit the newsstands. Strapped for money, Max thinks he can write a story for the magazine, which is offering $100 for accepted stories. But he only has until the end of the weekend in which to complete a story from scratch to meet the magazine's deadline. To make things easier, he decides to set the story on a stormy night in a small town hotel much like the New Bedford Hotel, with a cast of characters that loosely resemble townsfolk. The only difference between reality and fiction is that in the story there is a killer loose in their midst, the murder victim being someone resembling Callie Cramp. Potboilers not being his usual writing genre, Max accepts suggestions from anyone he can, and everyone has a suggestion to offer, all in the vein ... Written by
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References The Thin Man