"Would you believe me if I told you that I was only nine years of age when I killed him? Would you believe me if I told you that I killed him stone dead and that the granny was mortified - that she nearly woke the whole street roaring - 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph! We'll all be lifted!'" In a paint-splattered room, a successful Irish painter confronts a shocking and murderous past - the memory that has haunted him for over twenty years - that dark day on the beach in Donegal, when he killed a paleontologist with his own geological hammer. His life is further disrupted by the beautiful Billie Maguire, an Ingrid Bergman lookalike who leads him all the way to Prague and involves him - and his grandmother - in yet another grievous crime. Featuring cameos from Elvis Presley, Shirley Temple and the Pope, The Little Hammer is work of comic genius.