“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 Wallace Case...
No response as expected.
I also forgot to mention....we can now add yet another way that this ‘brilliant’ plan could have fallen.
Beattie: “ he asked for your address.”
Wallace: “ why would he ask for my address then ask that I go to see him? Sounds suspicious to me Mr Beattie?”
Beattie: “ very suspicious Mr Wallace.”
Also, it certainly didn’t end up making the police think “well it was someone that didn’t know where Wallace lived” because they suspected that it was Wallace himself.
Would Parry have asked this question and faced the very serious risk of the plan crumbling? Of course not. Serious risk for no gain.
Alternatively, does this question fit in with Wallace? Absolutely 100%.
Firstly, it makes him sound authentic.......’ok if you can’t give me his address can you get him to come and see me please?’
Secondly, only Wallace could ask this question at no risk to himself because he knew that no one at the club knew his address. And just to make it fit better, only he knew that his best friend Caird (the only one that knew his address) wouldn’t have arrived at the club yet.