Having read in the chicken bones in front of witnesses including policeman Dwayne that she will be murdered by a scarred man,voodoo priestess Angelique Morel is indeed poisoned,with cyanide apparently stolen from the school where her son-in-law Nicholas Dunham is headmaster and science teacher. Years earlier Nicholas's wife Delilah,Angelique's daughter,had mysteriously disappeared after having an affair with Charles Dean,now a Catholic priest. Camille and the rest of Poole's team are convinced that Angelique found out that Nicholas killed Angelique because she had discovered that he did away with her daughter. But Nicholas has a cast iron alibi. So who is trying to set him up? And what did happen to Delilah ? The appliance of science leads Poole to the answer.
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The title of this episode is sometimes given as "Predicting Murder". See more
Poole states that by adding water to the lime that the headmaster had used to build his patio it changes to slaked lime or quicklime. However these are two completely different substances. The headmaster would have bought slaked lime, a common building material. Quicklime is calcium oxide and is produced by heating limestone, or a similar mineral that contains calcium carbonate, in a kiln. Adding water to quicklime produces slaked lime, calcium hydroxide. Quicklime cannot be produced by adding water to lime. See more
Voodoo has been part of this island for hundreds of years.
DI Richard Poole
So have cholera and TB - and the French - and we managed to get rid of them in the end!
I am half French!
DI Richard Poole
There's no such thing as half French!
References Jerry Maguire
You're Wondering Now (theme music)
Written by Coxsone Dodd See more