I AM looking forward to a murder mystery night next month.
It’s an innocent enough way to spend a Saturday evening. Let’s face it, most of us like to play the ‘amateur detective’ and, despite the title, nobody really dies or comes into any harm. So it’s all good, clean fun.
I am going to share a secret. Because my partner is in the show, I do have some inside knowledge. It will appear to be an innocent enough event at which a death occurs that looks like it’s from natural causes but turns out to be something more sinister. You probably guessed as much…
The clue is, of course, in the title. This will be no run-of-the-mill WI death! A total of three suspects are in the frame and people like me will question them to see if we can work out what really happened.
And, yes, like last year, most of us will probably get it wrong!
It’s made me think, however, of a very famous death and how that would fit into a murder mystery night.
A good proportion of the British population believes there was more to Princess Diana’s car accident in 1997 than meets the eye.
According to a You Gov poll back in 2013, only 41 per cent think her death was ‘accidental’, with 38 per cent suggesting the opposite and 21 per cent unsure.
So let’s imagine our murder mystery scenario.
A much loved and respected member of the community dies after a road accident.
So far, so innocent.
But we are then told that she had told a lot of her friends about the infidelity of her husband, who was a man of great wealth and standing, although not nearly as widely loved.
Infact she went so far as to suggest that this man was still with her lover during their brief courtship and continued this relationship throughout their rollercoaster marriage.
She had warned that she had much more to say about her husband and his mega rich family including one secret ‘that will shock the whole town!’
Now I’m a bit slow to catch on at times but this would certainly lead me to think that her now former husband and his family may have wished her dead.
So I wade in with the ‘killer question’.
“Did anyone have an inkling that this woman could be punished for what she had shared?”
“Oh, yes,” comes the answer from the woman’s solicitor. “Infact she spoke with me very specifically to say she was worried she would either be killed, or severely injured, in a road accident – and that her former husband was plotting such an event.”
“And did another else hear anything similar?”
One by one, the woman’s friends, including the astrologer she had great faith in, and even a police officer, put up their hands and admit they had been told much the same thing. They’d even got letters written by the hand of the deceased woman herself in their possession.
“So tell me what happened to the woman’s body after she died. Was there any further investigation into the cause of her death?”
“Well, the former husband came to collect the body from the hospital but, no, it wasn’t possible to find out too much more because she had been embalmed on the day of her death….”
What? Why was a former husband, who could clearly be implicated in what had happened, possibly be allowed to remove the body. And embalming? Surely that doesn’t happen until much later in the proceedings?
It’s time for us to nominate our killer. The sole question in our minds is whether we’ve somehow got the wrong end of the stick. After all, the odds that someone say they will die in a suspect car accident and then it actually happens a few months later must be many thousands to one.
It all seems so very, very obvious. This woman’s death was, in all probability, carried out or orchestrated by the former husband and/or his family.
The evening’s a great success. It’s the first time in history that every single person in the audience has proved a super sleuth.
When we look at the facts – and take away the mind control that prevents us from seeing any wrong with the Royals – Diana’s death was no mystery. It was murder and those she foretold personally know full well how unlikely the official narrative really is.
Princess Diana’s death crash was NOT an accident and two cars involved have never been traced, say American couple who witnessed the smash – as they reveal they now fear for their lives
‘A couple who witnessed the aftermath of the crash which killed Princess Diana say her death was ‘no accident.’
Robin and Jack Firestone claim they still live in fear for their lives after reporting seeing two dark and mysterious cars at the scene.
Princess Diana, 36, her lover Dodi Fayed, 42, and their driver Henri Paul, 41, all died in the Pont de’ l’Alma tunnel, Paris, on August 31, 1997.
The Firestones told the Express they were on their way to their hotel in the back of a taxi when they drove into the tunnel just minutes after the collision.
They say they saw two ‘formal’ and ‘awkwardly parked’ cars which had stopped at the front of the Princess’ Mercedes S280.
But it was only the next morning they realised the woman inside the Mercedes was Diana.
The property owners found a French police officer to report the mysterious cars they’d spotted.
Robin said: ‘We went up to him and I said “listen we were in the tunnel last night and we need to talk to the police because there are things that we saw”.
‘Without hesitation, he said they have enough witnesses. Don’t worry about it.
‘We were dumbfounded. One of the most famous women in the world is killed and they don’t want to speak to witnesses.’
Despite being eyewitnesses, they claim they were stopped from giving evidence by French authorities and then the British because their testimony was so controversial.
They were not even called to the first inquest which took place in London in January 2007.’