Pointing the Finger
Clues and Red Herrings
Football practice had almost been cancelled because the ground was so hard - it hadn't rained for ages. So isn't it strange that someone's umbrella was dripping with water?
Mr Armstrong's scratched hands and muddy fingernails might seem suspicious, but perhaps he was just worried about his friend, Mrs Claymore and just got a bit clumsy that morning?
On the night of the murder, why was the vicar out walking (he usually takes his car). And he seemed to have been out a long time to have got so cold. What had he been doing?
Those gold hooped earrings. Perhaps there really was a thief about that night. And could the terrible twins be really evil - or are they just very mischievous?
What was the vicar hinting at when he said, "It's frightening to think it could have been her." Did he mean as a victim, or was he thinking something else?
Mrs Claymore enticed the horses into her garden with the carrots. That looked suspicious, but maybe she was just fed up with vegetables?
Before you go, here's a secret from behind the title.....
This story started off being called 'The Paper Round' where the paper boy had to deliver to a whole lot of houses where the residents were a very strange lot indeed!
The publisher at the time thought it might be a bit too scary and so the story got put aside for a while. Then the idea for 'Pointing the Finger' occurred to me, and I delved through my old stories until I found it again. I cut some of the very weird characters out and re-wrote it.
I think one day, I'm going to collect all my 'edited out' characters and put them all together in a brand new story. Mmm! Now there's an idea...
Hope you enjoy the book!