Thursday, 3 December 2015

Crime scene

Old murder mysteries are very odd.

Someone is shot or poisoned or stabbed in a house. Instead of declaring it a crime scene, the police go off home to bed, leaving the inhabitants, guests and servants to eat, sleep and live in the house. Which gives them every opportunity to destroy vital evidence, whether by accident or - as is surely likely if the murderer is one of those living in the house - on purpose.

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