Harriet Walter reads Part Five of a dark and mysterious thriller by Sian Busby.Lillian is pleasantly distracted by a well- dressed stranger, and the pathologist comes up with some new evidence.
Lillian and her young friend Evelyn (who lives rent free in Lillian's attic) have gone to a café where they meet a fat and vulgar woman called Nesta, but also a cocky young man called Dennis who calls her 'Blondie'. She notices the quality of his green jacket and his fancy tie - they make him stand out a bit. And his sneer gives him an air of contempt which gives her a queer sort of thrill.
Meanwhile DDI Cooper is becoming increasingly frustrated with the case, when a break comes along. The mackintosh they found at the murder site has been identified as a Westmoreland which Cooper knows is stocked at the exclusive Gamages department store. And the pathologist finds evidence that makes Cooper question if this woman was raped at all.
A Commonplace Killing by Sian Busby is abridged by Lauris Morgan Griffiths.
The producer is Sarah Langan.