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Unresolved questions - don't read if you don't like spoilers,
This review is from: This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 13 (Paperback)
Sorry if I'm missing something here (I read very quickly, so miss details, and it's not easy to go back and check in such a voluminous - er, volume):
Much hangs on Gordon's inability to read or write - how did he create the postcards? Anyway, why can't he read and why doesn't the Home Office know it (hence the literally incredible slip-up over the letters of reference), after years of intense institutionalisation?
What was the point about Gordon's eyes and the sunglasses? We are carefully told that there is something odd about young Richard's eyes - are we supposed to overrule Frazer's indentification of Gordon as Ian? What's the point of that?
What was the point of Matthew Jones?
If Winston's ancestry is West Indian - how did his family manage to hang onto an African surname? If he's from the West Indies then his ancestors were slaves, and as such they would have been given English surnames. This one could so very easily have been avoided by making his ancestry African instead.