The Body in the Billiard Room Investigation Sheet


Part 2

Timeline of Events at the Skylark Billiards Ball

7:00

Guests began to arrive for the Skylark Billiards Ball

7:30

The Recognition Ceremony for the eight players who had passed the first round of competition. Nathan Masters was among those eight.

7:45

The Ball officially opened with Sir Richard and Lady Skylark dancing the waltz. Gregory claims this is when he apologized to Nathan.

8:00

Supper was served in the dining room beyond the ballroom. Guests were free to serve themselves from the buffet tables.

8:15

Nathan Masters excused himself to friends, saying he had an appointment to meet someone. He was not seen again that evening.

8:30

Ellen Smart left the ballroom to walk in the garden and look at Lady Skylark’s prize-winning roses.

8:45

Kayla Masters was seen leaving the ballroom after looking for someone.

8:55

Kayla Masters returned to the ballroom.

9:25

Ellen says that she returned to the ballroom about 9:25, but no one remembers seeing her for at least another ten minutes.

9:30

Kayla Masters left the ballroom a second time.

9:35

Ellen was seen once again in the ballroom.

9:45

Kayla was seen in the ballroom again.

12:00

The champagne toast was given.

12:05

A friend noticed that Delia was upset as she left the room.

12:10

Gregory Backwell disappeared for half an hour. He says he was simply trying to get a spot off his tuxedo in the men’s room.

12:15

Ellen is heard saying, “Nathan Masters is the one thing that stands between me and victory.”

12:45

Delia was heard saying, “I can’t believe this is happening.”

1:00

Delia left the ball with a headache. She claims she went back to her hotel.

2:30

The doorman at Delia’s hotel lets her in. She says she was at a drug store during the missing hour and a half.

4:00

The cleaning staff finds Nathan Masters’ body in the Billiard Room. This is a private room and guest should not have entered it during the evening.

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