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The Spider’s Web (Part VII)

That evening, Kartik was lucky enough to find a whole white napkin and a tube of foundation covered with Rita’s finger-prints. What had happened was under Kartik’s instructions, Radha had intentionally spilled the foundation from the tube on her dressing table. Having a helpful nature, Rita immediately rushed forward to catch the tube before it fell and spilled more on the floor. Then, she placed it back on the dressing table after screwing the cap on. Next, she caught the flowing make-up liquid midway from the dressing table to divert it into the waste paper basket. In the process, her hands got fully covered with the fawn coloured liquid. Radha immediately spun into action, offering her friend a pure white napkin, from her backpack.


The fingerprint expert’s report came the next day morning. It identified the thumbprint on the steering wheel of the car (that had killed the senior Mrs. Singh) as the same as that on the napkin and on the foundation tube!

To be continued…


About Yashaswini K

Controversy is the second name of Yashaswini. She goes where something is amiss and picks up the threads to make a clear story out of it. She has also written 2 books in the Radha Srinivasan Mystery Series.

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