Reading progress update: I've read 222 out of 250 pages.

Verdict of Twelve - Raymond Postgate

As the jurors deliberate and try to second-guess each other, I am cruising along to see if my hunch works out. 

 

Here's my prediction:

 

 

I don't think the aunt did it. Not because she couldn't or wouldn't - I have not forgiven her for Sredni Vashtar -  but because she's too stupid to do it. 

Of the other suspects, any of them would make this a straight-forward mystery, and this book is anything but that.

So, I have a hunch that Postgate is tricking us into a solution where suicide features, however far-fetched this is. And, ... I still maintain that ivy dust could not have done it.

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