Then Gill had brought his report which had filled in a mass of detail. So much detail that he had become confused. What had seemed, at first sight, a straightforward case had acquired ramifications. Now, at least, the people mentioned in Gill’s report were coming alive. Eunice and the girl in particular, but the dead man and Cedric were also emerging as people in their own right. Not merely as black-and-white characters in a drama of victim and suspect, but as people leading more or less normal lives with no sense of being predestined for notoriety.
And people kept telling him that Cedric could not have killed his father. His sister, Eunice, his daughter and, more significantly, the doctor. ‘… self-indulgent, quarrelsome, violent on occasion, but not the sort to bear a grudge.’ Even Gill had his doubts, otherwise he would not have come to Wycliffe.
Paperback Edition, page 130
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