'I' Is for Innocent Themes

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Greed

Greed is often a motive for murder. In this novel, David Barney has been accused of killing his wife, Isabelle Barney. Barney was a struggling architect when he met Isabelle. All of Isabelle's friends warned her that Barney was after her for her money, money she inherited both from her parents and her first husband. However, Isabelle married him anyway. Isabelle did insist on a prenuptial agreement prior to the wedding. Therefore, when the marriage began to fall apart, Isabelle was protected from losing a substantial amount of her fortune.

After the split between David and Isabelle, David began harassing Isabelle. To Isabelle it was harassment, to David it was an attempt to work out their problems. In the end, Isabelle got a restraining order, suggesting the marriage had reached its conclusion. Shortly afterward, Isabelle was shot while looking through the peephole of her front door. David was...

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