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Forum: Other Mysteries Yesterday, 07:38 PM
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I removed these, because certain people were...

I removed these, because certain people were abusing my goodwill. So now that everyone is sensible again, we may resume..

At 6.30pm on 20th January 1981, fifty years - to the hour - after the murder...
Forum: Other Mysteries Yesterday, 05:46 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
Liverpool itself continues to have an enduring...

Liverpool itself continues to have an enduring fascination with one of the world's most baffling murders...
Only...
Forum: Other Mysteries Yesterday, 04:48 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
We could add, and answer some 6. How did the...

We could add, and answer some
6. How did the caller know the telephone number of the cafe? It was not in the directory.
Answer: Wallace might know, as might any other frequenter of the cafe (or...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 05:04 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
Oh, I was probably just teasing you. I'm sorry...

Oh, I was probably just teasing you. I'm sorry you got upset. I know you're a decent guy, really.

But I always said I had only 'closed' the case, based on the available EVIDENCE. And more than once...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 04:31 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
We already agree he was a suspect. By...

We already agree he was a suspect.
By "overwhelmingly the likeliest", well yes, if it's just a numbers game. But we don't have trial by numbers, or trial by ordeal, or trial by combat, etc. any more....
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 03:44 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
I'm happy for Wallace to be considered a...

I'm happy for Wallace to be considered a potential suspect, as if his conviction and its subsequent overturning can be completely ignored.

After all, husbands do sometimes murder their wives, and...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 03:30 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
are you playing this game, or playing another one?

are you playing this game, or playing another one?
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 03:25 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
I'll start you off then... EVIDENCE: Wallace...

I'll start you off then...

EVIDENCE: Wallace arrived at Menlove Gardens with 10 minutes in hand for his appointment.

[if anyone disagrees, on the EVIDENCE, shout, or we'll move on to another piece...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 03:06 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
On the contrary, the start of a really good one,...

On the contrary, the start of a really good one, we hope.
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 02:23 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
Therein lies the fundamental problem. This is...

Therein lies the fundamental problem. This is such a delicious case because the evidence is so complex and so subtle, and individually each piece is open to interpretation.

But, perhaps...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 06:11 AM
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Posted By RodCrosby
The evidence shows beyond any doubt that Wallace...

The evidence shows beyond any doubt that Wallace arrived with ten minutes in hand at Menlove Gardens on the Tuesday. He was in no way "late" or cutting it fine.

As for the Monday, Wallace was not...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-16-2018, 05:37 AM
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Posted By RodCrosby
I think a baseless allegation that I fabricated...

I think a baseless allegation that I fabricated evidence - on such a trivial minor issue - is a direct personal attack on my integrity.

I refute it, absolutely.

And, for the record, I never stated...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 05:35 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
Well, when I was dumb-enough to be...

Well, when I was dumb-enough to be office-working, PAYE, etc. some 25 years ago - before I saw the light - I would quite deliberately time my 10 o'clock start to, errrm start somewhere no earlier...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 04:58 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
So... Where is your evidence that he was ever...

So...
Where is your evidence that he was ever late, let alone late that particular evening?
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 04:42 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
As a landlord, holding a couple of dozen...

As a landlord, holding a couple of dozen properties for 20 years, all I know is that locks are one of my biggest bugbears...

a) when a lock 'fails', it seems to fail intermittently. Sometimes it...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 04:17 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
Yawn... from someone who remembers.... 'The...

Yawn...
from someone who remembers....
'The Liverpool Corporation was the local government body and apart from owning most of the new housing estates they also ran the transport system of cream &...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 03:46 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
Wallace had been travelling to the Club on the...

Wallace had been travelling to the Club on the same tram - week in, week out - for almost a decade.

So the "meticulous, punctual" Wallace, just like anyone, would have found a method to arrive...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 03:16 PM
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Posted By RodCrosby
Yes, let's... James Sarginson, a locksmith, gave...

Yes, let's...

James Sarginson, a locksmith, gave evidence that the lock of the front door of 29 Wolverton Street, which he had examined, had been in a defective condition for a long time. He stated...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By RodCrosby
You should try to find an author to publish your...

You should try to find an author to publish your theory.

Strictly fantasy fiction, of course. :reading:

Do let us know when it's on Amazon...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,998
Posted By RodCrosby
Except that all serious students of the crime...

Except that all serious students of the crime recognise that that won't fly, since Wallace did absolutely no "alibi establishing" for the period when it would have been most useful to him, and did...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By RodCrosby
You may have noticed, he stopped debating me a...

You may have noticed, he stopped debating me a long, long time ago.

When he agreed with me on the Correct Solution to the Wallace Case, and wrote a book about it. :thumbsup:

You know, that one...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,998
Posted By RodCrosby
Poor old Wallace just can't win,...

Poor old Wallace just can't win, then...

Thankfully we have intelligent judges who understand the difference between evidence and prejudice, and we also have some fair-minded detective authors...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-15-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,998
Posted By RodCrosby
They often do, Abby, but in this...

They often do, Abby, but in this case...

"...his meeting with the Johnstons was entirely fortuitous, and could not have entered into his calculations one way or the other."
Dorothy L. Sayers, in The...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-14-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By RodCrosby
“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is...

“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”
Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

And I have solved the...
Forum: Other Mysteries 11-14-2018, 11:45 AM
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Posted By RodCrosby
Fast and loose with the facts, tendentious...

Fast and loose with the facts, tendentious 'logic' and an unsupportable conclusion, as ever...

I still haven't seen Beattie's actual statement, but I already knew it would make no difference whether...
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