Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - July 2003
Lord Arthur Savile is a well-bred gentleman who is 'not overburdened with brains'. He is engaged to be married to Sybil Merton, a charming young girl, and the ceremony is to be performed by his uncle, the Dean of Paddington. His adventures begin when his future mother-in-law, Lady Julia Merton, insists he has his palm read by Mr Podgers, a respected cheiromantist. Podgers has had much success in the past in digging up dirt on many well-respected people but cannot seem to find any indiscretions in Lord Arthur's past. He does, however, foretell that Lord Arthur will commit a murder. Lord Arthur decides that it would be best to 'get it out of the way' before his marriage and, with the help of his faithful butler, decides to kill his Aunt Clementina. Needless to say, things don't go to plan and the arrival of Herr Winkelkopf, the 'President of the Royal Society of Anarchists' doesn't help things.
Lord Arthur with his beloved Sybil
Lady Clementina meets the palmist
Mr Podgers examines Arthur's hand!
Lady Merton and Lady Windermere disagree
Arthur is introduced to Herr Winkelkopf
Is Lady Clementina to die horribly?