No Strings Attached is a science fiction short story by American author Lester del Ray, first published in 1954.
Poor Henry was an unhappy husband whose wife had a habit of using bad clichès.
Alféar was a genii who was, quite like most humans, a creature of habit.
Their murder compact was absolutely perfect, with—no strings attached.
No Strings Attached was first published in IF Worlds of Science Fiction June 1954.
Lester del Rey (1915 - 1993) was an American science fiction author and editor. He was the author of many books in the juvenile Winston Science Fiction series, and the editor at Del Rey Books, the fantasy and science fiction imprint of Ballantine Books.
Del Rey was awarded the 1972 E. E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (for the Skylark) by the New England Science Fiction Association and a special 1985 Balrog Award for his contributions to fantasy, voted by fans and organized by Locus Magazine. The Science Fiction Writers of America named him its 11th SFWA Grand Master in 1990.