Death Comes to Pemberley - Book 4, Chapters 1-7 Summary & Analysis

P.D. James
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Chapter one begins with the news of Captain Denny’s murder making its way through the community and among the Sunday morning congregation. Darcy speaks with Fitzwilliam and Alveston about how they’ll all be required to testify during the inquest. Alveston offers his legal services, but because of his status as a witness, he’s unable to represent Wickham or Pemberley. Darcy extends the offer for Alveston to stay at Pemberley. Alveston has only just met Wickham and his impression is based solely on evidence. He speaks of Wickham’s alcohol consumption and the rumored argument that took place between the men before Denny got out of the chaise. Denny is a bigger man than Wickham, so he likely didn’t leave because he felt Wickham a physical threat. He also questions the whereabouts of the weapons. They discuss moving the...

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