A reader might ask why I’ve waited till now to read those documents. There are two reasons:
1) I didn’t want to be overly-constrained by ‘facts’ as I mapped out the plot of my story and
2) The “British Daily Colonist”, one of Victoria’s daily newspapers of the day, covered Sproule’s murder trial at length, often including verbatim quotations from key witnesses.
Still who knows what juicy tidbits might lie within those documents?
This does sound like a recipe for INCREASING the length of my manuscript, doesn't it?
I’d better come armed with a necklace of garlic and a crucifix…