1. The first murders were done without a sign of used violence. The dead were prepared to have some fun with the spearwives, not to fight. The girls admitted to them. It makes sense.
2. The "good" Walder was killed brutally. Possible killers:
- Abel: why the change of style?
- Manderly (or his man): too obvious, as for the bethroal. Also, he has bigger plans. He needs to be unsuspicious for now.
- FM: They kill, when someone really wants them to. Big payments needed. Arrangements to be made. All for the "good" Walder? Noone could or would afford several people killed by FM. Never!
- Lady Dustin: too old, too weak.
- Blackfish/ some Stark (dead or alive): crackpot. You can't proove whether it's right or wrong. possible but very unlikely.
- Ramsay: motive, means and opportunity. I think it's him. The murders are threatening the fragile peace within the castle. Someone - anyone - has to be declared guilty. It's not unheard of to blame your enemy, if noone else can be found. I'm going with this theory for now.
3. The hooded guy: he's got the humor of Abel. But so do many. Him roaming around, taking care of his girls if need be makes sense though. I think it's him, but that's what I'm least certain of.
Eta: Hercule Poirot couldn't do sh**. We need Miss Marple: cause she once knew this guy, who was a baker baking pies, so everyone thought... but everyone except her forgot about the unlawfull son of the late Lord Umber, who was supposed to have died in Dorne. But she heard Lady Dustin talk to Lady Bolton about the tapestries in the gate towers and she remembered that Dornish-weaving is much more cratfy. So, she thought, how does Lady Dustin know, if not from Umber's son? And if he's back talking to her - the murderer must be: Lord Karstark! (as he once talked of Dornish wine). Case solved!
Edited by Early Earl, 19 July 2011 - 02:49 AM.