I don't believe there was any bias or prejudice on the part of the girls in choosing a male killer. I just think that a male was the most likely choice when it comes to committing violence or murder.
But from what I understood, these young girls had no idea of what sort of crime was committed at 92 before going there. It could have been a hanging, suicide, or a women drowning her children in a tub. Instead they came up with a male slayer, and an angry one at that.
It is obvious that it was a crime of passion.........or was it?
Is this where the girls come up with the term "angry"?
The fact that Andrew received "only" 10 whacks and his wife 19, could have been because he was interrupted by someone, or something. Being downstairs at an intersection where a hallway and 3 rooms come together is a lot more risky than in the upstairs bedroom.
Though........ 19 swings is a lot of swings. I ask readers to raise their arms in the air and pretend to swing down an ax. Do it 19 times. After 8 or 9 you are left asking.......why continue? She's dead.
By the time you get to 19 you are convinced that there was more here then you average conventional murder.
Though the killer could have been an associate or someone who had dealings with Andrew and had a passion of hate for him.
But why kill his wife? Who knows? Perhaps the killer approached Abbey on the street and addressed her about troubles with her husband and she shunned him.
That is what is so fascinating about this case. There's a box with several hundred pieces, but it takes only one or two to complete the real puzzle.
But it is interesting that the Psychic Kids came up with a male assassin.
If you take into account the time Lizzie had between finding her father dead and the maid going upstairs to nap there was not enough time to kill Andrew, get rid of the bloody clothing and ditch the ax.
Unless the maid was in on it and when she was sent for the doctor she got rid of the ax and clothing. Even that would be difficult to do.
Irish Immigrant in cahoots with her female aristocratic employer?
Nah.........don't thinks so.
Lizzie did it?
Well, I've got problems with that also.......