‘David and the Lion’s Den’ breakthrough chapter:

A clue! We have our first clue, or perhaps I should say Hilda makes the first breakthrough in the mystery. It’s been staring her (and you, dear reader) in the face since David began to write about his painting sessions.

In fact, I’ve dropped enough hints that you should be be able to figure out who the murderer is. But will you? Ah, that’s the question.

Author’s Notes:

Perception. Seeing. Understanding. The meaning of art. That’s what this novel turns on. And much of it turns right here on this chapter. David’s painting is art, but have you noticed that his writing is too? He may not be doing it on purpose, but he has the irrepressible soul of an artist, and it shows. But … if David is the artist, why are Hilda’s perceptions more finely tuned? Is art really defined by perception, or is that only scratching the surface?

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