Mystery Part XVI

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Professor consoles

Here is the next post of Act II of Jayne Barnard's "The Evil Eye of Africa."

The first post is here.
A list of all the characters is here.

You can get all the posts by clicking on the mystery tag.

Remember that if you think you have solved the mystery email your deduction to:  madamesaffron at gmail.com.
Madame will be drawing from all the correct solutions for some prizes from Tyche Books!

Keep your sightglass full, your firebox trimmed and your water iced.
KJ

"The Evil Eye of Africa"
By Jayne Barnard

A Guess-the-Murderer Mystery in Two Acts 


Act II: Hercule Hornblower Investigates

From the Case Journal of Hercule Hornblower: 

August 22, 1898




While deploying my spider eyes about Boddy Manor today, I chanced upon Professor Plum consoling my employer, who appeared distraught. Doubtless her emotions are aroused by the possibility that she will not recoup her financial investment in von Boddy either by cash or by treasure. The professor is surely insinuating himself into her good opinion for future gains.








 I proceeded to place spiders in the library bookshelves, and in other presently unoccupied rooms. In several locations I discovered an older generation of spider-eyes, those incapable of self-mobility. They were placed discreetly among knickknacks to render them less noticeable. These I have replaced with my more elegant and functional insects, and will attempt to retrieve any older images captured by the stationary arachnoids.


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