The Evidence in the Case
On Tuesday the 15th of April at 11pm, the well known attorney Nicholas French was discovered dead in the grounds of Harmony Home, the palatial residence of the Golightly family.
He had been brutally assaulted with a large, heavy object similar to a baseball bat, although no weapon was found at the scene, or has yet been discovered.
His corpse had then been placed in a relaxed attitude in the small gazebo, where a chess-board had been set out - white to play. A note, pinned to the right lapel of his dinner jacket outlined the moves of the game thus far.
The crime was discovered by Miss Adele Golightly. She refused to explain why she happened to visit the gazebo, claiming she was merely taking a stroll, but states that when she approached she believed she noticed a fleeing figure make off down the drive.
The chess set, she claimed, was an antique, and had been missing from her uncle Wilberforce Golightly's collection for some months, and had been believed to be stolen.
Who killed Nicholas French? What was the motive for this despicable crime? Did someone merely lose their rag knowing they were beaten in the game of chess? Who was the other player? Or was the motive yet more dark and sinister?
Witness Statements to Follow
The White Queen - Francesca Golightly
The White King - Wilberforce Golightly
The White Bishop - Father Graham Blessed
The White Knight - Edward Bennett
The White Castle - Adele Golightly
Genevive Miller (housekeeper)
Ferdinand Novak (chauffeur)
Hildegard and Hermione Golightly (10 year-old twins)
The Red Queen - Emmeline Tatevossian
The Red King - Rupert Smith
The Red Bishop - Sister Mary Emmanuel
The Red Knight - Geoffrey Tatevossian
The Red Castle - Timothy Winter
Joanna Livesey (secretary to Ms Tatevossian)
Donovan Spragg (handyman)
Eunice Thornton (maid)
Noel Tatevossian (11 year-old delinquent)