Gentle children's books illustrator Austin Marr (23) is stabbed to death in strict federal judge Pauline Fitwilliam's guest house. Austin was the lover of her contrary youngest daughter, Abigail 'Abby', who is missing and was recently released from drug rehabilitation. Pauline points to the White Supremacist gang of Raymond Tubbs, whom she put in jail and threatened her and her family, to which end he may use coke dealer Howard 'Howie' Dressler. Patrick mistrusts the estate security and makes Abby's sister Sophie confess a secret: the lovers just had their first row, and indeed her fingerprints are on the knife. Patrick deducts mundane 'best friend' Danielle stole Abby's credit card. Pauline's ma Ethel Sebring is being buried after a lingering disease, treated by Dr. Saban. Patrick ties everything together and sets an unsavory trap. Written by
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The Pink Chanel Suit is worn by Pauline's mom Ethel in the casket. See more
When Jayne arrives at the scene of the crime, he has some fun messing with the security chief as they are going through the metal detector. Waiting in line behind them are two forensics techs. However, both of those techs had already entered the house. Why are they outside again, waiting to go through the detector? See more
I was working the case. The rug was a stand-in corpse. I just wanted to see if it was possible for the killer to leave the compound with Abby's body.
And is it possible?
Not unless the culprit was a mountain gorilla.
So now you've had your fun to no useful end. And now she's asking me to remove you from the case. Is there any reason why I shouldn't do as she asks?
[Jane rises then sighs
She's a suspect.