“Ms Ballsworthy, your indulgence in causes, just or otherwise, is well known. And that requires significant outlay. There is your motive.”
Lavinia nodded in agreement.
“However, your reaction at the reading of the will leads me to believe that you were unaware that your inheritance lay in a safe in your dear mother’s bedroom or that it amounted to such a significant sum. Furthermore, since then, you have not been alone and therefore have not had the opportunity to make off with the valuables.”
Lavinia nodded again.
“I therefore conclude that you are innocent and must rule you out, also.”