The Home Coming


It is a day for celebration as William Oakington today returns to Oakington Hall after some four years away from home. The dinner in his honour is ruined when textiles entrepreneur Oscar Oakington, the head of the family, loses his temper over what appears to be a trivial matter. Later a stabbed body is found but who did commit the murder and why? All the suspects seem to have both a good alibi, and a good motive for an evil deed. Even Doctor Watson comes under the suspicion of murder in this family based country house whodunit that will test Sherlock Holmes to the limit.



The Cast


Edith Boxwell: House keeper to Oscar Oakington. A village gossip. What did she know that might be a motive for murder?

Marie Evry: French mistress of Oscar Oakington. Has ambitious plans for his wealth when she moves into Oakington Hall.

Julia Oakington: Ex-wife of Oscar now living apart. No police record but has a motive for wanting to see harm come to Oscar and his new lover.

Oscar Oakington: Owner of Oakington Hall and head of the family. It seems that nobody likes this ruthless business man with a vile temper

Rebecca Oakington: Daughter of Oscar who lives with him at Oakington Hall. A wild ‘tom-boy’ character about to be engaged. Why has she been so depressed recently?

Sebastian Oakington: The elder brother, and boring business partner, of Oscar. Has he found out something about the company which gives him a motive for murder?

William Oakington: Son of Oscar. Is he innocent? Has he revenge in mind?

Peter Stukely: Lover of Rebecca Oakington but seen as being unsuitable for her since he is only the village handyman and without status or money

Doctor Watson: In need of money due to his gambling habit and was recently dismissed by Oscar Oakington and accused of professional incompetence

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