Playing for the Ashes Setting & Symbolism

Elizabeth George
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Ring

Inspector Lynley leaves an engagement ring at the bedside of his lover, Lady Helen Clyde, in an attempt to propose marriage. Lady Helen begins wearing the ring, but does not give Lynley a response to his question until days later.

Cigarette and Matches

Detective Inspector Ardery finds a cigarette with several matches at the point of origin in the Celandine Cottage fire. Ardery believes this is a rudimentary ignition device that the killer used to ensure the fire would start, but not until he/she was far enough away to escape injury.

Armchair

The fire at Celandine Cottage was begun in an armchair in the dining room of the home. The chair was moved for some unknown reason, but Inspector Ardery believes this was to ensure the fire would travel up the stairs to kill the occupant of the house.

Kittens

Gabriella Patten had two kittens living...

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