Thirteen Ways of Looking - “Thirteen Ways of Looking:” Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Colum McCann
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This chapter returns to a third person narration of the detectives’ search for clues. The detectives are looking through the footage provided by the 16 cameras in the restaurant where Mendelssohn and Elliot dined. They watch Mendelssohn and Elliot eat and drink while the workers work. Elliot seems to talk on the phone through much of the lunch. The detectives then make note to check if Mendelssohn’s will has changed to include Sally, giving her a motive to kill him. Elliot leaves while Mendelssohn stays and sips his wine. Around the same time, two employees argue over the finances of a soccer betting pool.

Mendelssohn walks outside and a man with a B.C. hat punches him. The detectives then check if Elliot went to Boston College, which he did not. Unfortunately, a scarf and the poor camera angle hides...

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