Shoscombe Old Place


Basic Information

Abbreviation: SHOS (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 6,301 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Liberty, March 5, 1927; Strand Magazine, April 1927

Discussion Questions

  • Do you think there was foul play involved in Lady Beatrice’s death? If so, why?
  • Who do you think was creating the illusion of an intoxicated and angry Beatrice if she had passed away?
  • Why do you think the remains from the coffin were burned if it was only a temporary solution?
  • Why might John Mason and Stephens have been so wary of going to the police?
  • Why might Mr. and Mrs. Norlett have been so complicit and compliant in following through with Sir Robert’s scheme?