Part 56: Kiss Goodbye - End
Like an ingrown toenail, Prof. Everything were hunky-dory between Sassina and the rest of them by the looks. He had no reason to kill them.
What about the woman then?
Just as much of a mystery.
What do you mean?
There's no question that there were a lass who Sassina had been seeing. But no one's seen hide nor hair of her. Not a sausage.
Wait, it gets worse.
Apparently, this lass that Sassina had been carrying on with were that wan and creepy-looking...
...the rest of the gang thought she were a ghost!
Really? Well, that's very interesting.
Interesting, my foot! Scary's the word you're looking for.
Case closed it may be, but I certainly won't be resting easy over this one, I can tell you, Prof.
We've done what we can, Lucy.
What's especially interesting is how the culprit mimicked a series of cases that happened four years ago.
There has to be some significance to that. No doubt we'll find out what it is soon enough.
You lot really are simple, aren't you?
You're not Alfendi...
It's not over.
What are you talking about?
The Commissioner is probably the calmest person in this game.
The Jigsaw Puzzle Killings. Four years on, and they're still happening.
Each of these murders was copycat of one of the four original Jigsaw Puzzle Killings.
Seems like that report Alfendi and Lucy wrote didn't go into too much detail.
Just two pieces left, look.
Thanks, Alfiendi. I'd hope that the Commissioner of Scotland Yard could at least count up to two.
So the killer plans to take two more victims?
Heh heh heh. Yes, but who?
That's what you have to do to get a fancy desk, is it? Become a crime boss.
Yes, it's a very fine piece of furniture. Not flimsy like so many modern examples.
Ee, this grub looks good.
No doubt they had no idea it would be the last meal they would ever eat.
I had hoped I could forget all about these cases. What's the significance of them featuring here, I wonder?
Ee, whoever did this lot in must've been as tough as old boots if they managed to see this Hercules off.
Everyone has their limits, Lucy. There's always a way to defeat any adversary, if you're determined.
It all comes down to footy int' end, eh? That's eighteen yards, Prof, in case you didn't know.
I'm not sure he intended us to take it quite that literally, Lucy.
This is the lass that Uttar saw snogging Sassina, eh?
What he saw was a very brutal scene. But his pubescent mind hid the truth from him.
Sounds like he saw more than he bargained for, eh?
Yes, I can't say I blame him for faltering. I wouldn't have known what to do with myself, either.
Don't most folk shut their eyes when they kiss? But Sassina were an eyes-open kisser, eh? Yuck.
Well, I don't know if that's, er...
Never mind. What concerns me is whether Sassina really did notice Mistry at that point or not.
The screen smashed when it fell on Boyle's face, eh? Ouch.
It tells us the culprit must have been someone of considerable strength. It's a heavy unit.
Poison on the blade, even? A meticulous copycat, indeed. That's how it was in the original case, too.
No prints, though. Pity.
Sorry there aren't many hints this time around; most of the hints are either just recapping information we've already been given, or the evidence being dismissed as unimportant.
Happy Holidays, everyone.