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Whodunnit? The clues point to a likely suspect

After a crime is discovered in the classroom, Hercule Eddison must call on his little grey cells to identify the culprit

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It begins with a terrible, heart-rending scream that shocks us into frightened silence. A crime has been discovered. Items of immense value have mysteriously gone missing. The victim is barely coherent. They were definitely in his tray…just after lunch…they were brand new…his mother will kill him…shouldn’t have brought them to school.

“Brought what to school?” I ask in a desk-sergeant-like voice. It’s time to calm things down a bit. An investigation cannot take place in an atmosphere of emotional turmoil. We need to establish the basic facts. I take a deep breath and ask Michael if it’s ...

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