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Old 12-03-2018, 02:19 PM
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So she messed up and got caught..

No, I meant the details of the Wallace crime scene.
She confessed to her son in the end - presumably a guilty conscience, but not before over 400 police hours were spent investigating.

As for the Wallace crime scene - pertinent points include:

a locked front door
a brutally battered woman/corpse
considerable blood splattered around the room
a mackintosh under/to the side of the body
a cash box emptied but neatly replaced on a high shelf
some dishevelment in the house - cupboard door/pillows etc...
missing murder weapon (poker and rod missing)
no blood found elsewhere (sinks-drains)
husband lured out of the house (by himself or others)
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:22 PM
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I guess I should add

other valuables and monies not stolen.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:25 PM
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Eten, you have to remember that we’re down an obsessive rabbit-hole here. No matter what valid and obvious points are brought up Rod will wriggle and twist.

The plan is almost totally reliant on luck for Parry’s unless you apply it to Wallace then it can’t fail.

Can anyone imagine an accomplice willing to take all the risks whilst Parry drinks tea in safely with the Brines?

Or we have Rod’s ‘you win some you lose some’ approach to a plan. Who goes to all that trouble on the off chance of success?

What kind of idiot accomplice takes away a bloodied weapon that can’t be linked to him in any way? Perhaps he wanted a souvenir

What kind of idiot coughs up to the crime 3 hours later to someone that doesn’t like him. He panicked Do me a favour. How hard do we need to keep working to keep this fantasy alive.

Then we have a sneak thief, finding a paltry 4 not even bothering to make good by searching Julia’s bag or rifling a few drawers. Not believable.

No he decides to considerately turn off the lights before departing. It’s a wonder he didn’t do a bit of light dusting before he went

Then we have Wallace believing his wife to have been a victim of foul play not bothering to open a door that’s within reach.

We have a sneak thief who apparently ‘looks’ in the front bedroom (he disturbs the blankets and throws two pillows into the fire place) but ignores the other two rooms.

Oh and we have Julia putting on her husband’s coat when hers would have been on the next peg! Maybe she was a cross-dresser?

Nothing about the sneak thief theory adds up.
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I guess I should add

other valuables and monies not stolen.
Yes that's right. Anything else?

Well we have the murder occurring in the parlour, and the somewhat burnt skirt and mackintosh.

Anything else?
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:40 PM
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@Herlock

I have some sympathy with the idea that someone set up a robbery, perhaps not as bright as we give them credit for. It could have been as simple as:
1. we'll get Wallace out of the way by sending him on business to A - we can phone him at his chess club.
2. you turn up as the bloke we sent Wallace to meet and get the money (it's here)
3. because they know me, I'll set myself up with an alibi.
Then it all went wrong.

I'm not entirely convinced, but I don't rule it out. I am more inclined to murder being the intent but struggle with Wallace as the killer for reasons I mentioned earlier.

As with any theory - challenge and a spirited defence help us to confirm or dismiss a theory. I'm up for that. I appreciate it has spilled over into a more personal issue with you and Rod, which is a shame as I think you both have great knowledge and insight - but these things happen.

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Yes that's right. Anything else?

Well we have the murder occurring in the parlour, and the somewhat burnt skirt and mackintosh.

Anything else?
Nothing else I remember having significance without rechecking.

Oh - a spot of blood in the toilet.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:51 PM
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Yes, but that was a blood-red herring from the "Jiggery-Pokery" Brigade. Drunken Inspector Gold might have carried it up there when he went for a slash...

How about the (three, I think) coins scattered on the floor near the hearth in the middle kitchen?
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Yes, but that was a blood-red herring from the "Jiggery-Pokery" Brigade. Drunken Inspector Gold might have carried it up there when he went for a slash...

How about the (three, I think) coins scattered on the hearth in the middle kitchen?
I don't remember the three coins on the hearth - not sure of their significance. Possibly fell out of the mackintosh pocket.
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Yes, but that was a blood-red herring from the "Jiggery-Pokery" Brigade. Drunken Inspector Gold might have carried it up there when he went for a slash...

How about the (three, I think) coins scattered on the floor near the hearth in the middle kitchen?
Dropped by Wallace to make it look like the intruder was in a hurry and missed them. Simple.
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The intruder that was in so much of a hurry he had time to replace the cash-box on the shelf for no reason?
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