Short Essay Questions Key
1. Who hires Kinsey Millhone at the beginning of F is for Fugitive? What will Kinsey be paid to do?
Kinsey is hired by Royce Fowler and his daughter, Ann, to help prove his son's innocence in the death of Jean Timberlake seventeen years before. Bailey pleaded innocent to a charge of involuntary manslaughter but his father believes he is innocent and wants Kinsey to prove it.
2. What were the circumstances of Bailey Fowler's arrest in Los Angeles a few weeks before Kinsey is hired?
Bailey had been arrested because he coincidentally had assumed the same name as a man wanted for murder. The police realized their mistake, but when they ran his fingerprints through the system, it turned out that Bailey Fowler was a fugitive, as he had escaped from jail sixteen years before.
3. Why is Royce Fowler particularly interested in proving his son's innocence with Kinsey's help?
Royce is dying of cancer and wants the case wrapped up before he dies. He thinks Kinsey might be able to find the answers because he doesn't think the local police care, as Bailey made a fool of their department when he escaped from jail.
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