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Old 09-24-2017, 12:31 PM
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Well this is fascinating.

Surely if she had become so completely estranged from her family that they couldn't be bothered to lay her to rest after her murder .... then that hints at a much darker past than the cute little closed scenario that often gets explored.
I think the possible suspects list is limited in a way because I think she would only let in someone she knew or someone calling themselves Qualtrough. But since we don't know who these people are or who "Qualtrough" was if he existed, from our POV it is unlimited. Does that make sense?
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hi John, what do you think of the idea of Wallace telling Julia all about the business himself to make sure she would admit Qualtrough (since he set up the murder himself)? Is that what you are getting at?
Hi AS,

I was thinking more on the lines of what suspects could be included or excluded. For instance, didn't Wallace provide a list of people Julia would admit? Now, on the face of it, unless Wallace was responsible himself, and as there was no sign of forced entry, then the odds must be strong that the killer is on that list, unless a secret lover was involved. However, if Julia would have simply admitted anyone calling themselves Qualtrough then we're effectively back to square one, as the killer need not have been someone on Wallace's list.
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hi John, what do you think of the idea of Wallace telling Julia all about the business himself to make sure she would admit Qualtrough (since he set up the murder himself)? Is that what you are getting at?
Hi AS,

I think the idea of Wallace being involved in a conspiracy involving the Qualtrough ruse is too convoluted, effectively going back to the the police argument that Wallace was some sort of evil genius simply because he was an average chess player. And if that was the plot, I don't think Wallace would have drawn attention to it by conceding in court that Julia would admit anyone calling themselves Qualtrough.
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Hi AS,

I think the idea of Wallace being involved in a conspiracy involving the Qualtrough ruse is too convoluted, effectively going back to the the police argument that Wallace was some sort of evil genius simply because he was an average chess player. And if that was the plot, I don't think Wallace would have drawn attention to it by conceding in court that Julia would admit anyone calling themselves Qualtrough.
I agree...that makes sense to me. I think Wallace if guilty could have said that in court to draw attention to the possibility of "Qualtrough" as the killer. But I also concede that it is absolutely possible and even probable JW would have let in a Qualtrough if he really did exist. And if innocent it would also make sense for Wallace to draw attention to that possibility!

More ambiguity in this case!
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