History Literature / TheMysteriousAffairAtStyles

20th Oct '17 10:19:19 PM Kalmbach
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* GambitPileup: [[spoiler: Mary Cavendish drugs Emily Inglethorpe with a narcotic to make her sleep, so that Mary can look for papers that might incriminate John. Coincidentally, Emily is also poisoned with strychnine that same evening. Strychnine normally acts quickly after ingestion, but in Emily's case, the narcotic delays the effects by several hours, an initially unknown complication that greatly complicates the theoretical timeline of the murder.]]

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* GambitPileup: [[spoiler: Mary Cavendish drugs Emily Inglethorpe with a narcotic to make her sleep, so that Mary can look for papers that might incriminate John. Coincidentally, Emily is also poisoned with strychnine that same evening. Strychnine normally acts quickly after ingestion, but in Emily's case, the narcotic delays the effects by several hours, an initially unknown complication that greatly complicates frustrates attempts to determine the theoretical timeline time of the murder.poisoning.]]
20th Oct '17 10:17:57 PM Kalmbach
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* GambitPileup: [[spoiler: Mary Cavendish drugs Emily Inglethorpe with a narcotic to make her sleep, so that Mary can look for papers that might incriminate John. Coincidentally, Emily is also poisoned with strychnine that same evening. Strychnine normally acts quickly after ingestion, but in Emily's case, the narcotic delays the effects by several hours, an initially unknown complication that greatly complicates the theoretical timeline of the murder.]]
3rd Sep '17 5:06:54 AM Adept
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* MarriageBeforeRomance: Mary Cavendish married her husband John because was bored of living with her aunts after having traveled for years with her late father. It took years before a romance blossomed.

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* MarriageBeforeRomance: Mary Cavendish married her husband John because she was bored of living with her aunts after having traveled for years with her late father. It took years before a romance blossomed.
27th Jun '17 10:46:48 AM xcountryguy
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Hastings got himself into quite some trouble by falling in love with ''both'' Mrs Cavendish and Cynthia Murdoch. However, Mary is married to John, and Cynthia rejects his proposal [[spoiler: because she's in love with Lawrence]].

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Hastings got himself into quite some trouble by falling in love with ''both'' Mrs Cavendish and Cynthia Murdoch. However, Mary is married to John, and Cynthia rejects his proposal [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because she's in love with Lawrence]].



* ClingyJealousGirl: [[spoiler: It turns out that Mary Cavendish is extremely jealous of her husband and the possibility he's having an affair, to the point of drugging her mother-in-law to sleep so she could read in her will if her husband was indeed cheating on her. But ''still'', she didn't commit the murder and managed to patch up her marriage.]]
* CrossDresser: Apparently, the "young ones" (John, Lawrence and Cynthia) often play dress-up, and Cynthia would occasionally wear male disguises. [[spoiler: Plot-relevant with regards to Evelyn Howard, as she dressed male to buy strychnine in the pharmacy.]]

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* ClingyJealousGirl: [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out that Mary Cavendish is extremely jealous of her husband and the possibility he's having an affair, to the point of drugging her mother-in-law to sleep so she could read in her will if her husband was indeed cheating on her. But ''still'', she didn't commit the murder and managed to patch up her marriage.]]
* CrossDresser: Apparently, the "young ones" (John, Lawrence and Cynthia) often play dress-up, and Cynthia would occasionally wear male disguises. [[spoiler: Plot-relevant [[spoiler:Plot-relevant with regards to Evelyn Howard, as she dressed male to buy strychnine in the pharmacy.]]
3rd Jun '17 12:35:35 AM Adept
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* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Lawrence mistakenly believes that Cynthia is in love with his brother John, and expresses jealousy whenever he sees them together. This is presumably why he often very reserved around Cynthia, causing her to think that he dislikes her.

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* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Lawrence mistakenly believes that Cynthia is in love with his brother John, and expresses jealousy whenever he sees them together. This is presumably why he is often very reserved around Cynthia, causing her to think that he dislikes her.
3rd Jun '17 12:33:36 AM Adept
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Sort of. Hastings got himself into quite some trouble by falling in love with ''both'' Mrs Cavendish and Cynthia Murdoch. However, Mary is married to John, and Cynthia rejects his proposal [[spoiler: because she's in love with Lawrence]].
* ArchEnemy: Evelyn Howard cannot stand Alfred Inglethorp and will not hesitate to badmouth the man at every opportunity. When Mrs Inglethorp was killed, she kept on insisting that he was the murderer, even when he was cleared due to his alibi. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be an act by the two, as part of their plan]].
* BrutalHonesty: Evie Howard is not a woman of tact nor subtlety, and would not hesitate to speak her mind about anything. She got into a row with Mrs Inglethorp for expressing what everyone else was thinking: Alfred is an unscrupulous GoldDigger who would likely murder his wife to gain her inheritance.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Sort of. Hastings got himself into quite some trouble by falling in love with ''both'' Mrs Cavendish and Cynthia Murdoch. However, Mary is married to John, and Cynthia rejects his proposal [[spoiler: because she's in love with Lawrence]].
* ArchEnemy: Evelyn Howard cannot stand Alfred Inglethorp and will not hesitate to badmouth the man at every opportunity. When Mrs Inglethorp was is killed, she kept keeps on insisting that he was is the murderer, even when he was is cleared due to his alibi. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be an act by the two, as part of their plan]].
* BrutalHonesty: Evie Howard is not a woman of tact nor subtlety, and would not hesitate to speak her mind about anything. She Before the crime took place, she got into a row with Mrs Inglethorp for expressing what everyone else was thinking: Alfred is an unscrupulous GoldDigger who would likely murder his wife to gain her inheritance.
6th May '17 4:34:48 AM benda
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* ObviouslyEvil: Both Alfred Inglethorp and Dr. Bauerstein have long black beards, which makes them look like fictional villains. [[spoiler:One turns out to be the murderer, while the other is a German spy.]]

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* ObviouslyEvil: Both Alfred Inglethorp and Dr. Bauerstein have long black beards, which makes them look like fictional villains. [[spoiler:One turns out to be the murderer, while the other is a German spy.spy (and bear in mind that WWI is still underway).]]
6th May '17 4:13:21 AM benda
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* CrossDresser: Apparently, the "young ones" (John, Lawrence and Cynthia) often play dress-up, and Cynthia would occasionally wear male disguises. [[spoiler: Plot-relevant with regards to Evelyn Howard, as she dressed male to buy a poison in the pharmacy.]]

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* CrossDresser: Apparently, the "young ones" (John, Lawrence and Cynthia) often play dress-up, and Cynthia would occasionally wear male disguises. [[spoiler: Plot-relevant with regards to Evelyn Howard, as she dressed male to buy a poison strychnine in the pharmacy.]]
6th May '17 3:54:24 AM benda
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* CrossDresser: Apparently, the "young ones" (John, Lawrence and Cynthia) often play dress-up, and Cynthia would occasionally wear male disguises. [spoiler: Plot-relevant with regards to Evelyn Howard, as she dressed male to buy a poison in the pharmacy.]]

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* CrossDresser: Apparently, the "young ones" (John, Lawrence and Cynthia) often play dress-up, and Cynthia would occasionally wear male disguises. [spoiler: [[spoiler: Plot-relevant with regards to Evelyn Howard, as she dressed male to buy a poison in the pharmacy.]]
6th May '17 3:54:00 AM benda
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* CrossDresser: Apparently, the "young ones" (John, Lawrence and Cynthia) often play dress-up, and Cynthia would occasionally wear male disguises.

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* CrossDresser: Apparently, the "young ones" (John, Lawrence and Cynthia) often play dress-up, and Cynthia would occasionally wear male disguises. [spoiler: Plot-relevant with regards to Evelyn Howard, as she dressed male to buy a poison in the pharmacy.]]
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