The Paying Guests - Chapters 13 - 14 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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In Chapter Thirteen, the police remove all evidence of their investigation and Lilian's sister arrives to pack some of Lilian's clothes. Frances learns that the papers are carrying more news of the murder and she buys every newspaper available. Some have photos of Lilian as she's leaving the courthouse and some have photos of Lilian and Leonard. Several talk about the “pitiful young widow.” While Frances is disturbed, she realizes the reports are exactly what she and Lilian need with several suggesting some additional suspects.

Several neighbors arrive, looking for additional information. Mrs. Playfair says she knows the coroner and might be able to get details that have not yet been released to the public. She returns that afternoon and says she has information that came from a police officer. The police have discovered that Charles lied about being with Leonard the evening...

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