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Parody of a Murder Investigation - Who dunnit?

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Parody of a Murder Investigation - Who dunnit? The clock chimed twelve in a slow, continuous rhythm. (Except for the last stroke where there was a bong to emphasize the lateness of the hour.) The guests of Moreton Manor stood awkwardly in silence waiting for the detective to arrive. None of them felt safe, as the body of the butler was lying in the next room. Mrs. Bennett looked uneasily about the room, eyeing the people, looking from face to face. This would be terrible for her business, especially once it became public knowledge. There were nine guests in all, not including the bellboy, Harry. All of the cooking staff had left two hours ago, and no one was allowed to leave without the Detective's permission. At last there was a heavy knock on the door You could almost hear a sigh of relief inside the people's minds, hoping that the detective would be able to comfort them somehow. Mrs. Bennett went to unlock the door and let the Detective in. ...read more.


Mrs. Bennett, am I correct in assuming that you had to unlock the door to let me in?" There were some confused faces around the small crowd, and some murmurs of disbelief. After a while, Mrs. Bennett replied with "Yes, but what does that have to do with this murder?" He answered with; "It has a great deal to do with this murder, and as you did unlock the door to let me in, and there was no point of break in, it seems the murderer is among us, I mean you." Detective Homes lit his pipe and took three short, sharp, puffs. The guests who were staying at Moreton Manor hotel where astounded. (It was a no smoking area) People looked very uneasily towards one another, and Mrs. Montague called out: "That's preposterous, it could have been anyone, what about the cooking staff, you cannot have expected us to have committed a murder, no-one had a motive, and everyone has an alibi." "Did they?" he answered, "I know that it must have been someone here for 3 reasons. ...read more.


" I had finished serving the guests their evening tea, and had seen the cooking staff out of the front door. Everyone was about to go up to bed when there was a gunshot heard. Miss Macready fainted, so I left the kitchen, which I was locking up for the night, and assisted her first. We didn't think that the gunshot had come from inside the house so when Mr. Willis went into the dining room to retrieve his cigarettes, he found the body and called for assistance. I was in the kitchen, and I didn't see who was in the dining room, so cannot help you there, Frank." "Thank you Bertha, get some rest and I will be back in the morning." With that, Frank Homes, well-respected detective inspector swiftly stood up from his chair, and made sure that Mrs. Bennett Got to her room safely. It was going to be a long night, what with ten more people to interview about their whereabouts at the time of the death. He smiled to himself, he knew he would never be found out, what with him being the investigator... 1 1 ...read more.

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