Well, here we go – our first murder! Agatha has a certain methodical bent of mind to the way she writes. So she works through all the logical possibilities. Was it suicide? No, seems unlikely. (And we, the reader, know better than that.)
Poison? If so, how?
What’s interesting about this chapter, however, is what it brings out about the other characters. Dan Liebke asked a few days ago if we would see murderous thoughts in people’s heads . . .
Well, we’re starting to get an insight into a twisted bunch of people. The hanging judge. The general who sent his wife’s lover to his death. And perhaps most insidious of all – the nanny who let a child drown. . . . But he wasn’t a strong swimmer, so there wasn’t much she could do, right?
Have a good weekend – and I’ll meet you back on the Island on Monday!