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May 20, 2011

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Ray Girvan

Literary connection: the Dorothy L Sayers story "The Abominable History of the Man with the Copper Fingers" is a Lord Peter Wimsey story featuring the electroplating of a corpse. A suspiciously lifelike copper statue of a woman turns out to be the electroplated murder victim of an insanely jealous artist.

John F. Ptak

Thanks Ray! Nice diggingly dig on that one!

Ray Girvan

I recall it being on the radio when I was in my teens (Lordy, 40ish years ago). The "copper fingers" refer to the ending; on detection, the villain escapes the hangman by committing suicide, grabbing the live terminals of his own electroplating generator, and the fingers of his corpse become electroplated with copper.

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