Last year I tried my hand at writing an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery. The main character was Lady Audrey Patterson, who was my ‘Miss Marple’. You can read the start of this particular story here:
When I wrote the ending (linked below) I always intended to write an epilogue to tie up loose ends. This is the Epilogue.
Her nephew lay on the cold kitchen floor completely knocked unconscious. Mrs Buscombe, the cook still held the large frying pan in her hand and a look of pure acrimony on her face.
“He was the one that Killed my Elsie! I knew it as soon as he tried to run through here.”
Four tall policemen came into the kitchen followed by her guests still looking confused.
As the police carried her nephew’s unconscious body away, Lord Halifax spoke.
“I Still don’t understand why he killed Claudia? Were they lovers?”
“No, Claudia liked to flirt with the young men, but they didn’t really mean anything to her. I think his motives were more financial than sexual. Charles, you see, liked to borrow money, I think she indulged him, just like I did because he was young and handsome and full of life. I think she decided to stop giving him money, maybe she threatened to tell you about it. That’s what caused him to act, I think.”
“Oh, I see, all her loveliness and vivaciousness snuffed out for mere cash.”
Lady Patterson shook her head, to someone as wealthy as Lord Halifax, he could never understand the desperate lengths some people would go to acquire more money. Unfortunately, her nephew was one of those people to whom morals were less important than the meeting of his own desires.