Herlock and CAZ,
Sorry, but I totally disagree with your recent posts.
Just kidding of course
, there won't be much surprise but I concur with both of the points made.
The somewhat friendly and cordial relationship with Parry even after his dismissal from the Pru was distinctly odd in contrast with the picture Wallace paints of him when seeming to finger him as a top suspect.
I would also agree that if
Wallace was the killer and architect of the Qualtrough plan it wouldn't make sense for him not to have some sort of a "fall guy type" in mind, if not one person to particularly point the finger at first, at least somebody who would be the type
to be Qualtrough. A younger man (remember operators said the caller sounded like an older man though!), someone who worked for the Pru maybe in the past and had a grudge against Wallace etc... these would be all very obvious things a guilty Wallace would think of.
This isn't prejudiced to one's conclusion, because I am not saying this proves or even indicates Wallace was
Instead, I am asserting if
he was, then he would almost certainly have in mind a type of fellow Qualtrough could be, if not a particular man in mind. It would be dumb if he didn't.
Therefore, it is not a stretch to think Wallace if guilty had Parry or a Parry type in mind and might make some of the stuff pointing towards Parry a bit make more sense if the rest of the evidence points towards Wallace.
In other words, it is not a valid objection to say, as I have seen before that it is a reach to think Wallace "framed Parry".
Let's exclude outlier scenarios for a second.
Either the killer was Qualtrough or it was Wallace.
If Qualtrough, he had an elaborate plan to at the very least get Wallace out of the house the next night and enact some sort of criminal enterprise, if not to actively plan to murder JW and frame her husband.
If Wallace, he hoped to murder JW and frame
Qualtrough. It would always be part of the plan anyway if Wallace was the guilty party.
Ask yourself: Which of these 2 scenarios seems more in accordance with reality?